Thankfully I am not near enough to the flames of the Butte fire to see the actual flames. I hope I never am.
But I am able to see the sun, which has been pretty darn creepy. This afternoon it was rimmed in red and glowing yellow-orange.
The news is that while the fire is still chewing through forest, grassland, and brush like a starved one-eyed ogre, they’ve contained it—30% (whatever that means). Dear reader, if you’re a praying person, pray for rain for California. Do a rain dance, make a wish, direct your energy. We need some water!
And if you can, please donate to the Red Cross to help the victims of this and other horrible fires. I won’t give you a link; just search for the Red Cross so that you’re sure you’re giving to the right organization.