Early yesterday afternoon we began to smell smoke coming in through an open window in the dining area where our machines are set up –just a hint of it—not much, but enough to make use wonder “What is burning?”
Over time and little by little the smoke became more prominent and we went outside to see what direction it was coming from.
This was the first sight that greeted us-- hazy blue in the distance, with a large cloud-like pillar rising above.
And the smell was definitely stronger now.
We brought the dog in and did some looking online at the local news channel KTVZ 21 website for more info:
We got in the car to run a couple of errands, and things got smokier still:
From a distance over a golf course.
We stopped for dinner, came back to the house and took Max for a walk as twilight fell, and things got REALLY eerie:
Thick and orange as the sun went down.
This is so sad!
Last night on our way out to the hot tub, we noticed that the moon was ORANGE with all the haze in the air. Very very creepy. This morning, the smoke situation seems to be better. The news said that fire fighters planned to be working all night to get this contained and out. It’s too early for me to know what the status is yet – but the sky is cloudy and smoky in the distance north of us, even though we have blue sky here
Fire is such a scary thing, and this fire happened two days before the official start of fire season in central Oregon.
Smoky the bear says “Don’t Start Forest Fires!!”
Our table mess on our last day!
Pile of Leader & Ender lozenges still growing on the side --
I’m still concentrating on making the ones with black corners – they’ll combine with the ones with white corners that I have waiting at home. You can see ONE white cornered one snuck into my suitcase!
This evening I’m flying to Portland to spend a few days with the Northwest Quilters of Portland, Oregon! We've got three fun workshops in the mix, Crumbs, Crumbs, Crumbs, Smith Mountain Morning and Cathedral Stars.
I hope I’ll be seeing you there!