"It's an ill wind....."
The old saying about ill winds came to mind when the Santa Anas hit southern California this week, burning thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and killing several people. The Santa Ana wind dries everything out and gusts up to 75 miles per hour, wreaking havoc on everything in its path. This morning we woke up to find that Oceanside, 40 minutes south of us is in danger.
It also blew down these Eucalyptus pods and blossoms that we seldom see, they're so high in the trees. A rare treat to see them and a reminder that nature can do the most damage and also give the most beauty.