Smoke Vacation! Sept. 23, 2014
|Yesterday late afternoon - the ground-level smoke had cleared somewhat|
The last time we were having smoke for weeks on end, from over a 1000 fires* caused by one set of lightning storms, I was wondering just how smoky it was in Renaissance Italy, when artists discovered the idea of atmospheric perspective. (How things get fuzzier, lighter, and bluer with distance, caused by more atmosphere between us and them with more distance.)
|This was about noon today!|
And the air smells much smokier. So glad I had a chance to open up the house for a while yesterday evening to air out - my rooms had been closed up for 3 days - and even more glad that I was awake in the middle of the night to close it all up again, including the floor which was open before.
*This time it's one giant fire to our Southeast. It's West and Southwest of Lake Tahoe. The King fire.
And the college campus, as well as the high school, is closed today. We've had snow vacation before, but smoke vacation? That's a new one to me.