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---Alice Abrams

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Manic Monday - Fire


Living in Southern California (see my post for this week's Photo Hunt!), I know that fires pose a serious danger to our environment. Also, living in a valley where the "gunk" tends to hang in the air, posing yet another hazard. When it gets foggy, the dampness keeps the "gunk" earthbound and the air becomes unhealthy, especially for those with breathing difficulties.

When it's cold outside, there's nothing nicer than a fire in the fireplace and a hot cup of coffee!
Since our air quality is so poor, there has been a law enacted that prohibits the burning of wood fires on nights when the conditions are really bad.

I have mixed emotions about this. From an environmental side, I understand not wanting to further pollute our air, but studies show that a lot of the evidence has been less than truthful. Also, do I want more big government telling me when I can light my fireplace? I dunno.......

Please mosey over to Mo's Manic MONDAY!

8 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Grace, a lovely cozy fire! Great shot for Manic Monday! Sorry about the conditions in the air in Southern California!

Jamie said...

That part of California has always been "The Valley of the Smokes" when only indians were burning fires. The conditions just work that way. When you add in all the cars and people it can be really dangerous. Time for a pellet stove.

Sarge Charlie said...

Hi gracie, We just got home I have a lot of reading to catch up on......... I did post a new page today.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Yes honey, there's nothing like a nice fire on a cold day. I'm with you on the other train of thought as well.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

My Autism Insights said...

I've heard that pellet stoves burn cleaner. Don't know what I'd do without mine.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

gracie you are in my reader!!!! woo hoo!!! that makes me so happy...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Not fun having someone tell you what to do..that is what it is like living here in this subdivision that we are in..We are constantly told what to do..mike and i want to get out of here but well only God knows when that will be...Sandy
Loved your pretty fire!!

Mags said...

I can understand not burning things on days where the air quality is very poor-but overall, I can't imagine not letting people have fires. My parents have a fireplace and it does soothe you to sit in front of it on a cold winter's day.