Early yesterday afternoon our little valley was covered in white from downwind drifts.
I became concerned we may be at risk again from the ever changing direction of the strong winds and fires on the west side of the farm (Saturday's fires came from the north and northeast). I called the Fire Dept. for an update (used the non-emergency number). The very nice gentleman on the other end of the line reassured me that all was well for our little valley. The fires had moved on farther. He also stated that the Dept. of Forrestry, Dept. of Conservation plus many firefighters were in our area and would be on scene if any problems happened to arise.
The air quality is very poor.
If you visit Tonia over at All Natural Simple Life she has shared some photos taken out and about our area.
In the photo above follow the black top road to the far end... see the smoke? Look to the left of the tree...see the smoke? If you were closer you could see that the skyline in the photo is covered end to end in the grey white haze. Looking to the left of the photo find the red X. That is the general area of our farm. More fires are burning beyond the red X.
Last nights weather forecast predicts showers this evening.