The smoke and ash are back. The orange skies are eerie.
In the evening, we went for a walk at the beach. the sky was so dark and smokey, that we could hardly see the ocean. We lost our chance at our fifteen minutes of fame, when chris refused a "man-on-the-street" interview with the local news station. He (Chris) was insulted because the newsman assumed we were on vacation. (santa barbara people are predjudiced against tourists) :)
This is a picture of my car, covered in ash, reflecting the orange sky and sun: