Hi everyone. I’m going to be taking a break from WordPress for the next couple of days, but before I sign off I wanted to say my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by the Northern California wildfires. After six days, there are still more than 22 not contained, and with windy conditions expected this weekend it’s uncertain when they will be. So far the death toll stands at 32, with hundreds more missing. For any of my blogging friends who live in the area, please, PLEASE stay safe. Material things can be replaced. YOU cannot!

Below are just a few of the more startling images coming out of this disaster.


The remains of a car near the Fountaingrove Inn Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA ~ Jeff Chiu/AP


The Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa, before and after ~ Google Earth/Reuters


Main building Paras Vineyards, Napa CA ~ Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images


ย A hollow tree burning from within in Schellville, CA ~ CNN