On Fridays I teach chess at a private residence for four children, a girl age 8 and a 2 boys/1 girl set of triplets age 6½. The residence is a magnificent 11,700-SF home in Rancho Santa Fe.
The home is just a couple of miles west of where the Bernardo Fire has been burning for several days. On the map below, the blue icon is where the fire started. As you can see, it’s burning south and west, expected because of prevailing winds. The house where I teach chess is at the point of the maroon pin, directly in the path of the fire. Mountains and canyons, which affect winds and fire fighter accessibility, will determine where the fire actually burns.
I have told the owner of the academic chess company for which I work that, considering the fire was 50% contained as of ten hours ago and that the roads to the residence are high-traffic four-lane roads or winding country two-lane roads, I think chess tomorrow should be canceled.
Because the property is isolated and the roads are busy or narrow, I usually take my time getting there, often stopping along the way to take roadside pictures of the many magnificent properties. One of my most recent discoveries is my new BFF house. I love it.
The pictures below are panoramas created using 3-6 pictures and Photoshop’s Photomerge function. After getting the stitched-together panorama, I created Photographic Art. Click on the pictures to get a larger version.
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