Navajo Fire near Santa Margarita

5/9 update: Fire was contained at 20 acres. USFS personnel keeping an eye on it today to make sure it is out.

5:45 pm – From WildCAD:

05/08/2022 13:48LPF-869
P5Ek1Y22 (0507)
NAVAJOWildfireNAVAJO CG SL.CRW1LPF CRW3LPF DIV1LPF DIV3LPF E315LPF4X4 E338LPF4X4 E346LPF E355LPF E373LPF4X4 E375LPF PAT17ALPF PAT38LPF QDIV3 Thibault Effective 05/08/22 1542grass/brush2035 22.200, -120 18.72029S R15E Sec 25.

Sorry, the formatting is a mess. It is fine in the draft version, but not the published. I’m keeping an eye on this one as the wind has been whipping up here all day. It is near the off-road vehicle area and the Navajo campground. Wind is still gusting here.

Photo Sunday, Mother’s Day 2022

I have always kept my politics off my blog and confined it to my facebook or twitter posts, but this day, after this week, I cannot. This is not something I can stand quietly by and watch. I must speak out, and loudly, in every platform I can. thus, todays photos are not the beautiful ones of my beloved Big Sur coast, but of women who have and are speaking out. On this day, I want to say that no one, NO ONE should be forced to become a mother by government entities — against her will. Happy Mother’s Day to all who gladly assume this heavy mantle.

”We must link arms in this fight. I invite all people to join us,” she said. “If you stand for freedom, for self-determination, for the right to privacy — if you stand for these principles, stand with us.” She added that “women’s issues are America’s issues. And democracies — democracies cannot be strong if the rights of women are under attack.” (Kamala Harris, 5/3/2022, at the annual gathering for Emily’s List.)