CALIFORNIA ~ Dream Vacation

San Francisco ~ Los Angeles ~ San Diego

Sending a post-card from PARADISE

To your PASTOR ~ to show you got there !


Beautiful State ~ Beautiful People ~ Beautiful Scenery

WHY such devastation by  FIRE ?

Peoples Houses ~ Peoples Property ~ and in

Some cases the PEOPLE THEMSELVES !


Every time I visit CALIFORNIA 

Im CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' to stay forever

Sun ~ Sand ~ History ~ Affluence & Love

Everyone should visit CALIFORNIA & ENJOY !


BUT NOW in her hour of great NEED

We should all PRAY for Relief & Restoration ~ AMEN


Thanks for CARING ~ Comments Welcome ~ BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡


If you have never been to CALIFORNIA  you cant begin

to understand the sharp contrast between the Climate

and the LAID BACK lifestyle (It really is PARADISE) ~

and the DEVASTATION these Wild Fires are causing 

Whole communities burnt out and over 40 dead !

The FIRE SERVICES are doing there best but NATURE

can be as cruel as she is BEAUTIFUL ! Californians really

are BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ~ welcoming ~ supportive and

Hospitable ! So they will regroup ~ rebuild and we will




  • Laura

    Caro Amico Brian,
    Grazie per la tua poesia e preghiere dedicate alla California!
    Thank you Brian for your poem dedicated to the devastation that is happening in California! Paradise is gone! I know it can be rebuilt, but not the lives of those who have lost them! My daughter is 100 miles away from there. Spoke to her this morning. She tells me they are affected by the smoke. They have closed the schools for the safety of the children! They are advised to stay indoors! I’m hoping the fires will be under control soon!
    Abbracci e Baci...


      GRAZIE LAURA ~ Siamo tutti pregati per La CALIFORNIA ~ abbiamo tanto I suoi memori felici ! We love PARADISE and always sent a POST CARD from there ! I love the song from the MAMAS & PAPAS it strikes a Spiritual Chord. Wind & Waves & Fire show Natures anger at our treatment of the ENVIRONMENT. Thanks for your emotive comment ! Abbracci e Baci ~ BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

    • Fay Slimm.

      Awful the devastation described by your sonnet as California burns right now - thank you Brian for the informative history of this friendly and beautiful place which needs all our prayers and aid as it tries to fight back the flames. Our thoughts go out too for those being mourned who have already lost life in this tragic fire.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks FAY for your very empathetic comment in response to my request for prayer for Americas most Beautiful & Vibrant State. PARADISE is well named and I am sure ~ like PHEONIX ~ she will rise from the ashes. Already (on TV) a neighbouring Town has taken their High Schoolrs into School ~ AMEN. Yours as always BRIAN !

      • Goldfinch60

        Great write about an awful situation, we hope it gets under control soon.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks UNCLE ANDY ~ I have visited several times and it is Beautiful and well cared for. It seems criminal that it should all go up in SMOKE ! Scenes of WW2 ! Being Californians they will ~ Stay ~ Pray & Rebuild ~ AMEN. Already the Senior Highs from Paradise are being schooled in a neighbouring Town ! Thnaks for your comment ~ Blessings & Love to YOU & JOYCE ~ BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • orchidee

          A sensitive write B&A.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS UNCLE STEVE ~ The pictures of Paradise made me CRY it was such a cool & happy Community. My main contacts in California are in SAN DIEGO which is handy for the MEXICAN BORDER & TIJUANA ~ OK. Fire is so so destructive ! Yours as always BRIAN.

            • orchidee

              Thanks Brian. It can be easier, I suppose, to feel 'detached' if something is not affecting us personally, or is 'out there'. The further away it may be, the less it might seem to affect us sometimes. Not that we should feel detached.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              HOLA BRIAN : BIG BEAR : ANGEL AQUI ! We have been very shocked in Auckland about the extent and the destruction of the Forest Fires in CALIFORNIA. New Zealand is a much smaller Country so Wild Fires are easier to control than in the USA : However Australia does have a similar problem. I have visited the NAPPA VALLEY Vineyards with my Parents and I agree it is a very Beautiful State. Dont forget you have promised to take me to LA & Hollywood when we are married ! I enjoyed your Poem and will pray for California (especially PARADISE) at the Nurses PM and the Church PM. Im glad to be in NZ while all the bickering is going on about BREXIT : I pray for Theresa May every day ! Muchos Abrazos y Besos con todo de mi AMOR : ANGEL🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

            • Jo March

              Hello Brian and Angela, It is such a wonderful poem! Yes, this exactly what we need in California. We need hope. We need to appreciate the beauty of this wonderful state! Paradise should be restored and, yes, it is such a beautiful name for a lovely town. We absolutely must believe in the very best. Thank you for the poem!

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                HI JO : Thanks for your appreciation ! We have visited CALIFORNIA several times and each time we have appreciated the Beauty of the Scenery (especially the Big Sur : and the hospitality of the People : AMEN. The Californians did not deserve this and the horror of having one's House (and the contents) raised to the ground is unthinkable. Thanks GOD Californians are very resilient : and YES I believe PARADISE : like PHOENIX : will rise form the Ashes : Every blessing ~ Brian & Angela.

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