Wednesday, August 2, 2017

fire


Smoke from all of the British Columbia fires wafted down  and obscured vision.
The sky is orange.
Kind of cool looking actually, and the sun looks like a gobstopper of gigantic proportion.


And then last night Chuckanut mountain caught fire- only 2 or 3 acres, which quickly spread to sixty.  If Chuckanut mountain was a person , we would be hovering around on it's epidermis , that is how close the fire is.
No surprise really, Dry hot summer and loads of timber. 
So, this day, will likely be spent indoors due to respiratory problems with smoke. 
There will be a clean bathroom by the end of the day and maybe a plum crumble.

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  1. Are you in any danger? I hope not!

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    1. No Mary, no danger. Just smoky bad quality air and a reason to rethink living in such heavily wooded area, The amount of rain it takes to keep the trees from igniting is not worth the long dark rain heavy months - I am thinking. We are all trees here! Climate change is not doing this area any favors.

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  2. Big pink sun in smokey summer skies has become the new normal here. Hope your wet weather returns at least long enough to douse the blazes and clear the air.

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  3. Leenie,If we could only be the boss of climate change, right? I am pretty sure that there will be more forests burning, this is only the beginning of hot weather here. Glad I have a bathtub!

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  4. it's all changing. 50 years from now the planet will look very different.

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    1. I will never know...I will be long dead and in the baked to a crisp ground!

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  5. Wow, y'all are having quite the summer up there in the Pacific NW! Stay inside and keep those lungs healthy!

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    1. It has been predictable though. We live in dense forested land, the sun is relentless. No surprises. I must say however, I am loving the dry heat for a change! Lots of coughing going on out there in the smoke filled air, and a weird ball of light in the sky that varies from orange to pink to blue. surreal sunsets!

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