It is smokey again today (and yesterday), but the fire is 10% contained, and the wind is supposed to be calm today, with moderate but dry weather. As I understand it, the next couple of days could be ripe for fire growth because of the warm dry conditions.
You might be getting the impression I like pink Hollyhocks. Probably true.
But I also like the view off our back deck even though it shows how weedy and grassy I’ve let the flower garden get over the years.