Autumn is not my favorite season in Southern California. It spells the end of our wonderful summer and the shortening of daylight. It's also our fire season bringing the infamous "Santa Ana" winds that are notorious for causing devastating fires in these parts and this year has been no exception. Hundreds of homes from Santa Barbara county to Riverside County have been destroyed. Fortunately, here in Huntington Beach, all we get is dirty air and smoky cloudy skies...and amazing sunsets. I must admit, I feel very fortunate to be miles away from any threat and also a little guilty since I didn't hesitate to take my camera to the beach for some photos.