Mid-day yesterday (8.31.12) the smoke was pretty bad. Above is from the post office parking lot, and below is from the mouth of our driveway.
But about the time these photos were taken, the windshield showed signs of some hope.
It wasn’t enough to put the fire out, but every bit helps. It rained again in the night. The fire post says not enough to end the fire season because it was only 1/4 of an inch and we need 3/4 of an inch over 3 days to get things wet enough to last. They characterize the rain as having minimal effect. Okay, I get that, but this was a start, and it was an encouragement from God. Especially because this morning we woke up to significantly less smoke and cooler temps – see below.
I love it! So clean and clear! And so much is photogenic – I’ve got lots of pictures of wet vegetation from the yard to share over the next few days.
Oh, and today is opening day of upland game season. This is J’s first year with a license. He, Tank and Andy went out, and J got a grouse – first ever. Tank flushed it, J shot it, and I suspect Andy will be cleaning it. We’ll be eating that with our dinner tonight and hopefully I’ll have photos in the next day or two.