This is a picture I took last Christmas when I was in California with my family. My dad lives right at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, so we decided to venture up into them along the Rim of the World highway. We stopped at Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear resorts, explored the shops, watched skiers come down the snowy hillsides, and our car even slid on a patch of ice. Now much of what we saw is a burnt wasteland. So many people have lost their homes in the wildfire that seems uncontrollable. I hope the tide turns for all of the hard working fire fighters and residents of southern California. Stay safe, Dad!
The San Bernardino Mountains