Washington is Burning

IMG_20150822_193559_118 IMG_20150822_194025_183Last week, we had a thunderstorm that lasted a hair under three hours over my house.
It ignited over 200 wildfires.

The Nisqually delta’s bog is burning. Our Maxfield Parrish splashes of glowing cloud have been replaced by a feeble magenta eye struggling to punch through to us. Yesterday the smoke was so bad in Seattle, you couldn’t see across the Sound, and I stared straight into the sun for the first time in over a decade. It’s like someone stole the sun and traded it out for a red dwarf. Everything smells, tastes, like smoke.

This is the worst it’s been since my great-grandmother was my age.

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