The Skies Of Los Angeles Are Buuuuurrrrrning

The dawning day painted the air an eerie orange, but I didn’t know why until I ventured outside with Shadow for our walk and I found an ominous smoke cloud hovering over Silver Lake and its surroundings.

From a vantage point up on Micheltorena I snapped a few images with my phonecam. And once back home only then did I find out the smoke wasn’t from nearby but came a long way from a fire in Orange County.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."