Mordor, Redding, whatever.
Monday and Tuesday, we had very red sunrises indeed.
Wednesday and Thursday, pretty much no sunrises at all. The sky gradually became illuminated, but no big bright Yellow Face was to be seen in the sky until 'twas well and truly up and cleared not just the hills but the smoke above them.
This morning, everything smelled like a wet grass fire. (Think: grass-fire smoke plus wet dog. Or hot campfire ashes plus an insufficient bucket of water.)
And if it's that bad way down here, with just the smoke that's drifted all this way? Must be really bad in the afflicted area.
Oooh... consulting the map, I see that there's a big fire up by Mendocino, too. Um: two big fires. Started about an hour apart? Is that normal?
Meanwhile: made more progress on the house contents this afternoon. Might actually manage to get all the "keep" stuff in the house proper packed & stored by the end of the weekend. Then there's the garage... and the sheds. And I need to contact some very specific people about giving away some particular stuff (that should go to good homes).