The Santa Ana Winds
Posted on Mon Oct 22, 2007 at 08:44:40 PM EST
Tags: Santa Ana Winds, Wildfires (all tags)
The Southern California fires are all over the news. Every time I see hear the words "the Santa Ana winds" I start thinking about writer Joan Didion (who just happens to be my favorite author) and how she captured the phenonemon with such great imagery in Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968), her book about Haight Ashbury during the summer of 1967.
To give you a flavor, I've tracked down some of what she wrote and quote below:
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