OT: CA Wildfires

Godfrey DiGiorgi godfreydigiorgi at me.com
Wed Sep 9 18:59:32 EDT 2020

At 3:30pm in Santa Clara, the light outdoors was blood orange and the light levels looked like about an hour past sunset last evening. It's lightened up a little now, but I'm staying in for the rest of the day. There's absolutely no point in going out without a darn good reason to, given the mess out there. 


> On Sep 9, 2020, at 3:45 PM, ann sanfedele <annsan at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> wow...
> ann
> On 9/9/2020 12:33 PM, Godfrey DiGiorgi wrote:
>> There is no "safety" in 2020, it seems. AQI was up into the 130+ "Unhealthy" range for the past three days along with ambient temperatures floating up into the 100-115 range even here in the SF Bay Area. The particulates in the air are particularly bad.
>> I stay indoors the past two days, with the AC running on low and air exchange to help filter the air. The sun has been a dull orange this morning. Yesterday evening, I needed to get some exercise so went for a short walk at sunset time (6-7 pm) as air temps fell into the low 80°F/high 70°Fs range. I carried the camera...
>> https://www.flickr.com/gp/gdgphoto/NJ2Rua (all with Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm)
>> I won't say "Enjoy!" There's little to be enjoyed about having air quality so bad that even people with healthy lungs are at risk. On top of COVID-19, BLM, insane/absurd BS on the national and international political front, earthquakes, hurricanes of unprecedented strength ... 2020 has it in for us.
>> Hunker down and endure as best you can seems the operative advice.

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