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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Topaz Ranch Estates (Tre) Fire

Tre Fire viewed from commercial flight May 22 6:45PM
5 minutes later, another angle

The TRE (Topaz Ranch Estates) Fire started at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. The fire burned in cheat grass, sagebrush and pinyon pine/juniper on mostly BLM public lands, one mile north of Nevada State Route 208 and three miles east of U.S. Highway 395 near Topaz Lake (about 60 miles south of Reno, Nevada). On May 26, full containment was achieved with the help of cooler weather and some precipitation.

Incident Information [inciweb.org]

Sunday, May 13, 2012

California Poppy

On a visit to the Buttonwood Winery between Santa Ynez and Los Olivos, in Santa Barbara, CA, after sampling their tasting-room's selection of wines, out back I found a garden, California Poppies in bloom; enchanted light shone through the trees, and there I snapped this picture.

California Poppy