Here's a picture of my little monkey at Santa Monica Beach this evening. No, it's not raining, that's ash from the fires. I know we shouldn't have been breathing this. We went down to see the sunset that was spectacular, until it hit the ash then it was invisible. this was taken at about 5pm. I'm thinking this is what it would have been like to see the dust bowl in the 30's. I'm praying for everyone in the burn areas. May the winds die and the rain come.