JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Blood

The Halloween prompt today is blood.  Here are some sugar skulls made by kids for the Day of the Dead that reflect that theme to a small degree.And finally, no blood posting is complete without a posting of a blood moon.For Jennifer’s Halloween Challenge.

8 thoughts on “JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Blood

      1. slmret

        The worst of the fires have been in Northern California (Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, etc.), but the Canyon Fire and Canyon Fire 2 were quite close to where I am (they both started in roughly the same place, thus the similar names). Canyon Fire 2 jumped a couple of freeways that I often use when driving inland — fortunately I won’t be going tht way for another couple of weeks. They came to about 10 miles from here. And today, another pair of fires in that general direction and one at Camp Pendleton, which is not far south of here (the Marines fight those fires pretty hard, and they don’t usually last long) It’s the season, and any time I go outside, my dyds scan the horizon before I go far! So far, I’m safe, but that could change at any time!

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      2. lifelessons Post author

        You are near Laguna are you not? I know they have landslides there, but have they ever had bad fires? I thought I read that there are fires near Anaheim but perhaps I dreamed it.. Need to look it up.

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  1. slmret

    Yes — I’m just inland from Laguna Beach. About 20 years ago there was a fire that began near I-5 and the Laguna Canyon Road — it burned the 11 miles to the sea in about 4 hours, then split and went both directions along the coast, taking out several homes along the way. On one hill, there was only one home left — the one that had no eaves under the roof, and no windows on the upwind side! They never did determine the cause of this fire.

    The Canyon Fire 2 mentioned above was mostly within the city of Anaheim — it took out something like 80 homes, and about 10,000 acres within a day last week. It’s still burning now, but well contained and in wilderness areas. This one also is of unknown cause, but we usually don’t know the cause until after the fire is out.

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  2. slmret

    There are some signature causes: downed power lines in high winds; multiple starts along a roadway (a malfunctioning catalytic converter); people clearing brush or doing ag work hitting a rock, at Camp Pendleton they are often caused by firing practice, etc. The deliberate arsonist fires are tougher — they hve to find the person as well as the cause. They basically start with the beginning point of the fire and work outward in that area, and find a cause for most of them.

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