Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dry Dry Dry

We're getting lots of smoke from huge forest fires in Washington State, just to the south of us.

Looking west, visibility less than 1.5 km.
I think many of those fires were started by lightning, as were many of ours, but far too many are the result of human carelessness. The sign above is on Highway 97 near Whispering Pines, after a cigarette started a devastating fire in 2003.

Aug. 27 afternoon.

Mid-day the sun is a weak yellow, but at sunrise and sunset, it's a deep orange. Beautiful and haunting all at the same time.

Looking southeast towards Vernon
Last night, I took a multitude of photos, trying to capture the awesome, awful beauty of the sunset sky.

The colours, like the photo below, are intense with all the ash in the air.


We're reminded ever again about how helpless we are in the face of nature's fury.

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