Woke up a tad after four this morning to a significant jolt of the bed. Three more rumbles and I was checking on the computer: 3.4, 3.6, 2.6, 2.2 all within 6 miles of here.
This was after a surprisingly deep sleep of vivid dreaming, after an evening of thunder and lightning strikes that set off 3 significant fires across the valley from us, to the northeast and southeast. This one, above Arlington Road, was the second one I spotted.
And this one appears to be above North Valley Road, near Stampfli Lane or Diamond Mountain Road.
My compulsive fascination throughout the evening with this alarming power of nature was further astonished by the contrast of an elegant rainbow (look right).
Fire season is a perpetual threat, lurking in my subconscious and reminding me to be vigilant, as well as grateful for the natural beauty I am privileged to share here. Fire and earthquakes--what spiritual lessons of these elements are presenting themselves?