It's a Monday, and it's been 9 days of fire and smoke nearby. There were 1748 people, 113 engines, and 17 helicopters working the fire yesterday. It's 45% contained at 58,000 acres. They say it could burn all summer. I can't even express my gratitude to all the firefighters who have been laboring in 97 degree heat and high winds. THANK YOU!
On another subject, I'm often asked, "What IS voice?" So for today's podcast I've put together some examples of first person and third person voice in YA novels, with a bit of discussion.
I hope the air is clear wherever you are!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
We just finished spraying the house and yard with water. Apparently, that can make a difference. It looks as if the fire's right over the ridge, although it's still about 20 miles away. They're describing it as "very aggressive." No doubt the sunset will be beautiful with smoke lit by sunfire, but I wish for a different sort of cloud!