The end of suburbia?

Here’s a pretty amazing photo from the LA Times showing smoke from one of today’s wildfires overtaking the sprawl in the San Fernando Valley:

That particular fire has burned 3700 acres so far, and it just started. There are even fears that the strong, hot winds could spread it all the way to the Pacific — which is 15 miles away. Maybe it’s time to dust off Joan Didion’s book with the essay about the Santa Ana winds.

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3 responses to “The end of suburbia?

  1. great photo — really shows the scale of nature to us!

  2. This picture has a decidedly Old Testament look to it.

  3. That is a great shot. I haven’t read the Didion; I thought of Mike Davis’s essay called, I think, “The Case for Letting Santa Barbara burn.”

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