Fire season is here early this year. This is the view from the front yard, of the Station Fire, burning up in Big Tujunga canyon area. Which looks a whole lot closer than it really is...its probably 20 miles from where we are...but the smoke is awful with this fire, the clear blue sky on the edges is the first blue sky we've seen in two days, mostly its been as overcast as cloudy day, with heat of up to 107 degrees. Ash has been slowly drifting down for a couple of days, the skylight on the roof is black with it, the cars are covered and the pool has a lovely scummy layer of floating soot and ash. It's hot, it's smoky, but we're a lot better off than many, I can't even imagine being a firefighter in full gear working on this fire, and I've got a pretty good imagination.