This year I was hoping that we would get through summer without periods of smoke from forest fires, but it was not to be. It seems like now, days or weeks of smoke are just part of what will happen. Still, I guess we are lucky that the smoke is coming from far away and not from fires in the Robson Valley.
The smoke not only makes these fleeting summer days rather depressing, but it is not doing good things to our bodies with every breath we take.
Our present smoke is not the worse we have experienced, because we can still see the sun through the haze, but with summer slowly coming to an end, it is sad that what would have been pristine days have been tarnished.
Above is a smoke-colored sun reflecting on the pond. Below is the pale sun going behind the mountains.