So, our hills are on fire. They’ve got it mostly contained now, but last night it was a very eerie sight – the newly reopened Griffith Park observatory, the zoo, the trails, all shut down because the entire hillside was lit up. I sat in traffic at the 134 / 5 interchange, parked on the overpass about a half-mile from the hill, and watched the fireline crawl over the crest of the park.
Sophia and I are staying inside today, because the air here is thick with smoke – you can feel it when you breathe. And not in the good way. For those of you who aren’t nearby, we live about 3 miles from the fire.