Saturday, August 22, 2015

Red Sky at Night, a Smoke-Filled Sky

According to the time and date website, the sun was not expected to set last night until 8:28 pm. I took this photo from my deck last night at 7:02 pm.



What appears to be clouds and fog is actually the smoke from wildfires that has been blanketing the Western states and provinces. Sadly, three firefighters lost their lives in a Washington fire this week and others have been injured.

I'm wishing the weather would give the firefighters some assistance this weekend. Cool temperatures, lots of rain, no wind, and no lightening would be really nice. 


Birds were flying under a blazing sun in the smoky sky last evening.
What are you hoping for this weekend?


Note: If you are visiting this post in search of the Words for Wednesday prompt for this week, please visit my post for Wednesday, September 2nd. You will find them there!

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14 comments :

  1. That is crazy! I hope they get some relief soon.

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    1. We had exactly the weather I was hoping for at the start of the weekend. The smoke cleared out a lot - but today (Sunday)it is heavier again.

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  2. Aaaargh.
    Years back when my city was in the grip of a catastrophic fire, the sky was black at three o'clock. Black, with only the flames to cut it. Over 500 homes were lost, and people and animals too.
    I do hope the weather is kind to your firefighters.

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    1. How very, very sad. I hope the same - and that you never see such a devastating fire again.

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  3. I was thinking of Montana and you this morning, We've got things somewhat under control for the moment here. But fires could flare up anytime. So, so sad about the firefighters. I do hope the rain comes soon.

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    1. Glad to hear things are better right now there. We did get some rain, and yesterday was bright and sunny and beautiful. Some of the smoke has returned today though.

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  4. That's awful I can't even imagine all of the destruction these fires are responsible for. I saw the devastation once when we were traveling through Yellowstone. As a matter of fact it was the time I wrote about on Friday! I hadn't thought about that. I hope you get the rain you so desperately need! This is my anniversary this weekend, but sadly we won't get to return to Charleston this year. Just a quiet weekend at home will be just fine!

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    1. Happy Anniversary Rena - I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Because of a shift in winds, we've had terrible smoke from the wildfires here this weekend. I can't even imagine what it must be like closer to the fires. I'm hoping for some cooler temperatures and maybe even a little rain for some relief for them!

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    1. We had rain one night, and beautiful clear skies the next day - so nice to see the mountains again! Then, the smoke moved back in, and this morning it was so heavy that soccer practice could not be held outdoors. I love hot summer weather - but I too am really wishing it would rain hard for as long as it takes to extinguish the flames.

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  6. I hope you had some rain and humidity move in and stay. We had a huge fire here in San Diego/North County last year. We could see the flames fifteen miles away.
    Keep safe.

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    1. We had a brief respite from the smoke, but it is moving back in again today. Flames fifteen miles away sounds much too close for comfort! Thanks for your visit and your comment Susan!

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  7. Hello, just stopping by to see if this is where the new Words for Wednesday will be!

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    1. Hi Karen. Yes, you are on the right blog! The url for the post with the Words for Wednesday prompt for this week (published at 4 am today) is: http://www.ofeverymoment.com/2015/09/its-my-turn-to-host-words-for-wednesday.html. I hope you like the words!

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