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Aug 18, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Thank you. It sound corny, but the flowers are precious little gems. I'm glad that someone saw fit to set aside public land. Sure, it's not Yosemite, but every place has worth.

We live on town, so as for the fires, I've never had any more than a mile or two from my house so we've never had to do anything special here, but I think some people do hose down their roofs. The smell of the smoke can be annoying outside, but since I don't have asthma, I don't need to do anything special. The smell usually doesn't get into the house. The weird thing is when little charred chaparral plant leaves drift into the yard - perfect little replicas of the live leaf. We live miles from the chaparral, so that stuff really travels. You know what a cold fireplace smells like after you've had a fire in it? That's what the smoke smells like. Kinda gross. Just to be on the safe side, though, when it comes time to put a new roof on the house, I'd like to use composite or metal. (Tile is too heavy for this house as it was built.) I can always tell when there is a fire in the area (within ~70 miles), because the lighting looks yellow.

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