Good afternoon on this beautiful Monday! The sun is shining through thick smoke once again giving that orange/yellow glow to everything. I am late today, things happen sometimes and today was one of those days when things keep happening and putting me way behind schedule. So I will keep this short today and have some nice photos for you to look at anyway.
It’s a warm day for sure but that thick smoke hides the sun quite a bit keeping things from getting too hot. It’s also very humid today. That part is hard, I will admit to that. Forest fires keep burning, a new one has started up about 40km (25miles) away from our town. Two northern communities have begun evacuating people due to fires getting too close. And it’s a very strong wind today, that’s going to make things worse for those fires.
We are expecting some thunderstorm activity later today and tonight, but that’s not good. They don’t bring enough rain to help except in small areas, but they also start new fires, sometimes a lot of fires, especially when it is so dry. Then we return for another week of hot and very dry conditions. But we get years like this one. It’s certainly not the first time we have had such dry conditions and lots of fires. It doesn’t happen often which is a good thing. The last time it was this bad was 2006. And we have had worse years than this one.
Jasper actually showed up this morning, briefly. There were no peanuts for him so I tossed some out on the step. Poor Jasper. He jumped straight up and took off running. But he poked his head out from behind a box and came back when I called him. He took a peanut and ran to hide while he ate it. Then he took another one and left. Guess he didn’t want to stay too long and run into Slim. Oh well. I hope you all have a bright and marvelous Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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