Normally, from the vantage point above, you can see mountains sticking up above the trees, but for days now, the Robson Valley has been filling up with smoke from big forest fires that are burning across BC. I think the bulk of this smoke is coming from a fire 80 miles (128km) away. Not only is all the smoke giving us an orange sun, it can also be smelled whenever we walk out the door.
Thankfully, the temperatures are starting to cool a bit. Today it is only supposed to get up to 30C (86F) instead of the 33/34C (93F) that we have been experiencing. And it look like they are finally forecasting some showers in a few days. The hot temperatures and dry conditions have hit gardens really hard. Fortunately, I have plenty of water and have been able to turn on the sprayer to keep my garden moist, but those who depend on wells for their water have had to do a lot of labor-intensive hand watering to keep their gardens growing.
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