|The smoke and fire situation in SW Oregon is dire. A state of emergency has been declared and the Grants Pass Daily Courier is calling the situation a "full-blown catastrophe." Nearby Grants Pass' air quality has been deemed "hazardous" and I'm pretty sure the thick smoke that's stuck in our part of the valley is the same. Respirators/masks are recommended for anyone who has to be outside. |
How do I look? Wearing the mask is a lot easier than holding my breath.
|This is the view across our country road today. The hillside behind the smoke is less than a half mile away, so our air quality here is officially hazardous, according to DEQ standards.|
|This is the same general area (same trees) photographed two days ago.|
Then, the smoke made pretty colors. No more! I didn't have trouble
breathing air that looked like this. Today. Trouble.
|The garden looks sad. It isn't getting any love except for admiring|
glances from behind windows.
|Pretty, but I hope never to see sun and sky like this ever again from our garden.|