A wildfire is burning near our house, but thus far it's only been ashes falling like snow and towering clouds of smoke. I spent yesterday with the windows shut and the fan running all day, and still it was smoky inside. But we are fine, and keeping an eye on the situation, and the firefighters are doing everything they can. They say the area hasn't burned in twenty years, which means it's overdue. I remember a museum exhibit about chaparral, and it talked all about how with this kind of brushland, fires are normal, so... I suppose we just need to invent space dome technology for Mars and test it with my neighborhood. Forcefields to keep fires out. Or something. Really makes you think about what you'd grab if you had to evacuate, though.
Today I have lots of pictures of pretty green growing things and tasty food.
First up, carrots from our garden
:( delicious )