Found this delightful autobiographical video by Chandra DeBuse with some wonderful shots of her unique, colorful and delightful work.
There were 3 more local fires started overnight after dry lightning strikes. Two of them are in our town, and the smoke is so bad that we can actually smell it in the house with all the doors and windows closed. In all my prior years of living in Southern Oregon, we've never had so many fires and at this level as we have had so far this year. Unfortunately, Southern Oregon doesn't get rain in the valley this time of year, so it would be something of a miracle if we did get rain to put out these fires. So it's going to be up to the thousands of fire fighters out there working these fire lines to at least protect homes while they put their own lives and health on the line for the rest of us.
After days of a cooking marathon, I'm taking a needed day to rest. The freezer and fridge are filled to the max, so it's time to slow down until Tuesday's surgery. My throat is sore and I don't know if it's from the smoke or just my body telling me to take it easy. In any case, it's a day to sit tight, do some computer filing, catch up with snail mail, and watch some mindless TV and drink a lot of liquids and pop a lot of vitamins.