An artist ponders a picturesque setting and strikes a pose.
Accompanied by sunshine and blue sky the La Familigia picnic and bocce tourney at the Stolo Family Winery farmhouse was a gentle day.
gentle calm, welcomed
The day was a transition for many on the central California coast. The Chimney fire is now 75% contained. 46 thousand acres were ravaged and 49 homes and 21 other buildings were destroyed. Almost 4,000 California firefighters battled the blaze that began August 13. They have been received as heroes in this area. The cause is still under investigation. In our near 10 years in California I have come to learn arson investigators are experts and thoroughly diligent. It sometimes takes a while but they generally find the cause and in some cases it leads to prosecution. Fighting fire in California is a multi million dollar proposition and is tantamount to going to war.
Thanks to so many of you for your concern and words of encouragement. While Cambria was never directly threatened, the blaze was only a few miles away. When you can see fire from your home, your concern level rises. People here are grateful. We get back to summer joy.
See you down the trail.