August 9 - Inter Infernos
Wake up to news of the Silver Fire (no information as to whence the name, or who and on what authority bestows it) raging on either side of Riverside 243 (a southern perimenter to Poppet Flat Road -- appropriately taking the name from the singular of the US Geo Topo), traversed three times last week, in the similar interval after the Mountain (ditto) to the south.
All this only seven years after the Esperanza debacle of 2006 -- fire ecosystem, indeed...
On the home front,
leave for points west and south,
financially speaking first to
the Bridge to
Novato Toyota (temporarilly relocated to the adjacent Kia) scheduling standard maintenance,
then a long,
crazy pull back:
first, west on
California bay trees on the planet,
across the drawbridge, Lakeville Road,
116 through the Sonoma Mountains and
Watmaugh to 12,
turning east at the new light,
surreal Mayacamas of vineyards
of the Vacas,
River Bridge and
the Wine Guy,
four-lane construction in Jamison Canyon,
featuring rather aesthetic roadcuts
I-80 past the
Poverty Hills, and
South Lagoons. Whew!
movies at home with Harriet, the tension of the guest atmosphere mercifully subsiding a bit (a call to a youngster north has evidently effected change amongst the reverse heirarchy of these almost-relatives), with a seventh page done for the performance edition of The Twelve Fingers: XII. March, and an eighth score-study system re Kurt Weill's String Quartet No. 1: I . -- high 82 again (continuing this trend of similar-digit days) on the 138th day of summer (San Rafael analogue, 78).