..there are forest fires. The last couple of days has been SOOOOO smokey and hazy. There are unfortunately a bunch of forest fires in our province, we’re still in our heatwave, and that combination and stagnant air has resulted in a thick haze. And the perpetual smell of campfires. (break out the marshmallows! – I love that smell) Here is an example, I took the photo on the left on a nice day two weeks ago, and the one on the right tonight. No clouds, just smoke….
And here, the shot on the left was taken from an office window on a clear day, the one on the right, today. (why is the picture on the left pixelated??? Oh well, it shows my point…)
I’m going to do something a little different tonight. I am going to share an A-Z set of pictures taken over the last couple of days. It includes photos from Victoria, the ferry crossing, today’s menu and today’s walk. So NOT in chronological order…..
A is for Art. Driftwood art on a beach in Victoria.
B is for boat. I walked by fishing boats after work, and saw this shrimp fisherman sorting his catch.
C is for cherries. I had these during the workday today.
D is for deer. Over in Victoria, and very “aww” worthy.
E is for echinacea. I LOVE the centre of echinacea flowers. The pattern is perfect. (I remember studying nature patterns and a fibonacci number. WOW…LONG time ago!!!)
F is for fawn. I saw this lovely little fawn in Victoria yesterday. (I saw others too, they are everywhere, and they are adorable!)
G is for garden. Peas are now growing in our little community garden plot.
H is for hidden heron. Peekaboo!
I is for Island. On the way back from Vancouver Island last night, the smoke hung very low over the ocean and it obscured the view. I have NEVER seen this kind of thing before.
J is for jellyfish. I saw this at the ferry terminal last night.
K is for keeping. Mama duck is keeping her little ducklings close by. (yes, that one is a stretch)
L is for lunch. Today I had leftover quinoa salad (with beets, orange, blueberries, mint and feta), a little guacamole and some rice crackers.
M is for many. There are many insect eggs on the underside of this leaf.
N is for Neva. She was beating the heat this morning in the bathtub. Such a lady!
O is for overhead. The sun was visible overhead in the smoke.
P is for piano. My Mom and I saw a public piano yesterday. We did not play. :)
Q is for quack! AWWWW….little quacker!!
R is for rocks. I climbed over these rocks yesterday morning. I went for an early walk at my Mom’s place.
S is for scrambled egg (with spinach, onion, leftover potatoes) and toast. This was dinner tonight (Dennis was out).
T is for three. Three little birds on a log in Victoria.
U is for unhappy. This seagull was NOT happy, and was very vocal about it.
V is for view. Taking in the view in Victoria.
W is for water. The water is reflecting the odd colour of the sky that was a result of the smoke.
X is for x-cited. I was x-cited when this heron caught the fish right in front of me. (sorry)
Y is for yogurt, blueberries and granola that I had for breakfast today.
Z is for zebra. Zebras have stripes, and so do these plants.
Happy Tuesday to all.