Wildfire Season

Smoldering sun glows, we cannot breathe…

Thick gray smoke, blankets the sky.

No rain forecasted, we cannot see…

Wild fires blaze, trees and homes burn.


Devastation seen, we cannot touch…

Sparks ignite, wildfire season.

The air quality has been at a hazardous level where I live in the Pacific Northwest. ย I took these photos yesterday at the lake in Northern Idaho.

We seem to be surrounded by the thick smoke everywhere… lake and home. ย Looks like I will be spending much of my time indoors this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Iโ€™m so thankful for the firefighters who continue to fight for your forests and homes… yet we badly need rain.

Hope you stay safe…

Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

28 responses to “Wildfire Season

  1. Iโ€™m sorry you are experiencing the smoke from the awful forest fires. Last year we visited Glacier NP in Montana during one of the blazes and could barely see any scenery, and the smoky air was difficult to breathe. Stay indoors for sure and make some beautiful creations, Jill. Iโ€™ll be doing a little rain dance for you!

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    • Hi Carol, thank you for doing a rain dance! โ˜”๏ธ The wind has cleared out some of the smoke today but still hazardous to breathe. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Yes, a good time to do some art making! โค๏ธ

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  2. Good Morning Jill, Yes, bless the firefighters, you painting is a perfect statement.

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  3. Oh Jill, how awful and scary…I experienced the terror of fires when I lived in Southern Cal, but never this bad. Please be careful and take care. Your abstract interpretation is one of your best…

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  4. It’s bad in BC as well. The pollution from the smoke is worse than any pollution you can find Asia. My sister lives in Calgary, Alta. and there are days where they have to wear masks or stay indoors and they’re hundreds of miles away from the wildfires.

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  5. It was hard to hit the like button on this post Jill. I know how you’re feeling. They’re making headway here in CA with the wildfires thankfully.

    Take care and be safe!

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  6. Wow, this looks frightening! Here in Germany a lot of the crop is lost due to no rain and too much heat. And it will not get better, because nothing is done to at least slow down the climate change. Itยดs so sad. Be careful, wishing you rain! ๐ŸŒง

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    • Hi Ann, yes, there seems to be devastation everywhere from lack of rain! It is so sad to see. Today the wind is blowing which has helped clear out some smoke. I just wish we could get some rain! โ˜”๏ธ

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      • Here it is cooling down a little, and there was some rain. But not enough to help the farmers, itยดs to late anyway. A great year for wine though… ๐Ÿ˜‰ But you’re completely right, itยดs sad to see!

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  7. Praying for rain and relief, Jill. Take care and stay safe.

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  8. It’s the same here. So sad.

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  9. Your painting really captures the oppressive feeling. I wish we could send you some of our rain, it’s been non-stop for weeks…the fires are just awful. All over the world. (K)

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  10. Hope YOU stay safe Jill! X


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