Smoky Sunrise

With over 800 fires raging here in Northern California, it’s starting to feel like the entire state is going up in flames. And with the air quality index for today approaching the “extremely unhealthy” range, I’m glad to be telecommuting. On a positive note, the smoke is making for some striking sunrises.

7 Responses to “Smoky Sunrise”

  • Nanda says:

    I stepped outside this morning, did a few jumping jacks, coughed and went back in to grabbed the car keys, not a truely scientific test, but good enough to know that cycling today was not a good idea.

  • Tom says:

    Nanda – you’re right in the thick of it.

    Yesterday 6/24 was not too bad, so I decided to do the long ride in today. Ugh! Hack cough. It was much worse today, and I had to fight a head wind for 21 miles to boot. :(

    I hope it clears up a litte before the ride home, but I’m not holding my breath…..
    Actually, maybe that’s not a bad idea.

  • Marty Heyman says:

    The smoke drifts through the valley here in Orinda still. The smell is stronger this morning. We walk our couple of miles down and back up the hill, Jordan and I, and the air quality hasn’t stopped us yet. Unfortunately, the sun has to be pretty high in the sky for us to get the benefit of the sunrise, thanks for the picture.

  • christian says:

    Things are pretty lousy down here in the valley/peninsula. I walked (slowly) to the train station and took the company shuttle from there instead of my normal multi-modal bike/transit thing.

  • Dave Kee says:

    Alan: The people of California support your governor and he still still supports a third term for these creeps: “The White House in December refused to accept the Environmental Protection Agency’s conclusion that greenhouse gases are pollutants that must be controlled, telling agency officials that an e-mail message containing the document would not be opened, senior E.P.A. officials said last week. …Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman, refused to comment on discussions between the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency. Asked about changes in the original report, Mr. Fratto said, “It’s the E.P.A. that determines what analysis it wants to make available” in its documents.” So maybe there is a little justice in the world. Oh, I forgot, it must be that God is punishing you for the gay marriage thing. Nevermind!

  • Mike C says:

    That photo could be in Brompton’s promotional literature…

  • Alan says:

    Thanks Mike…


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