Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nothing to see here.



It was really difficult getting pictures today. How do you capture "hey - over there is a hill - but you can't see it"? Every mountain is obscured by smoke. There is even a normally visible mountain range in this shot.

There is a haze down every street. The sun makes the sidewalks a reddish hue. I'm still trying to figure out how to capture that.

Overnight allegedly, the fires quadrupled. The numbers are so staggering - it's hard to believe actually. I'm not even sure how many fires there actually are today. More than 500, less than 2000? I'm also not sure how the firefighters are going to make it through this year. They have been working almost non-stop since the season started.

It also looks like it will be a while before my eyes stop burning. Sucks. But hey, at least today the air smells like wood smoke, and not house fire. It is somewhat pleasant. Sort of like being at a campfire all day. And night. And morning.

1 comment:

VH said...

I spent 5 days indoors with the windows shut due to all the fires around here. Not fun or pretty. My chest still feels heavy from breathing all the crap in the air too.