My World

It is very smoky here this morning, and I am feeling the effects somewhat (irritated eyes). I checked the forest fire status for our district earlier. Two small fires are contained. Crews are monitoring and "mopping up". The third fire is further away near Anahim Lake, 3000 hectares in size and still active. Now and again we hear a helicopter or water bomber (there is a water bomber stationed at a nearby lake) overhead, and sometimes we catch a glimpse through the smoke-fog. We have had little rainfall the entire summer, making the forests very volatile in the hot, dry conditions.