Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hazy Days and Smokey Nights

From Big Springs Road.
 For the past week we have noticed an orange haze in the air.  Yesterday the haze made Sawtelle look like a shadow.  Last night while we were eating dinner the sun turned red, then disappeared completely.  It was still light out but the sky was filling with smoke clouds and we could smell smoke.  A little inquiry on Google showed a fire near Dubois, Idaho, far enough away that we are not in the way, but not far enough to escape the smoke.  That plus an inversion we were experiencing in the caldera and it seemed very close indeed.  This morning we woke up to ash on the cars and more haze in the air. It is not so bad tonight.

From the water at Island Park Reservoir tonight.

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