Most of you know that seemingly all of northern California is on fire. Today, we are blanketed by the smoke to such and extent that at nearly three in the afternoon, it looks like it's about ten minutes after daybreak! I haven't tried take a pic of it, but I'm pretty sure it's a good idea to drive with your headlights on, it's the kind of day. Bakersfield sits close to the southern end of the San Joaquin valley, and the smoke from northern California fires always ends up collecting down here. I've lived in Bakersfield since 1969 and I've never seen a day like today. It looks like one might expect things to look if the world were indeed ending. It started yesterday, we played golf and the sun looked like the moon before the days end. I imagine the fires will continue to burn until the rain and snow of winter arrives in the north. You can smell the smoke even inside the house. If a giant spaceship appears over the city, I won't be surprised. (the folks in Oildale will though) This is from a tv station, looks worse in real life.