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Fire smoke from the West

Posted by
Joyce (Montana, United States) on 18 August 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is Paradise Valley, about 40 miles north of Yellowstone Park which is hidden by smoke from the countless fires around us and mostly to the west. We so hope we can get by this season without a wildfire in our own valley.

I thought I'd post this first, and get to the good ones next. This air makes eyes burn, slightly nauseous, breathing hard for some. It makes you squint. It affects your thoughts and feeling of well being. But none of that even touches the devastation and loss of life whether of man, animal, terrain, forest, and homes taken by the wildfires

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, I am with you on the narrative there . . the taste and feelings are a constant reminder.

18 Aug 2018 7:53am

@Ronnie 2¢: Hi Ronnie. Fun is not the best word, only the shortest and most optimistic, but fun is when 2 minds agree and feel no separation in the important ways. I so appreciate your comments. Not so much the words, even, but the heart feeling that fuels them.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I have no words...
Anyway, thanks for sharing.

18 Aug 2018 11:25am

@Hiro: Hi Hiro, your photos are better than words.

Don from Spokane, United States

Smoke is a grim reminder of what causes it. We've had smoke all week here in the northwest.

18 Aug 2018 2:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I am saddened by the fires in Wyoming, Montana and California. I know some of it is created by years of not letting natural fires burn. The loss of life, property, and wildlife are hard to read about.

18 Aug 2018 5:34pm