down the valley

RCE_5065The snow covered mountains are over 130km away. There is a haze just above the lowest ridge. Woodstoves I suspect as it was a chilly morning.

More than a few years ago I would look south down the valley and wonder if the haze at the horizon was pollution? And was it there the year before or the last time I looked? It would glow orange. Of course we get our share of pollution when the forests are on fire during the summer months. I’m talking about the rest of the year.

Much of industry is carried on south of us where the majority of the population resides. It could be that I have been missing them, but the skies seem exceptionally blue at the horizons where smoke is most noticeable.

Regardless, it was a beautiful blue day. I can’t help but think we are going to be a more mindful society after this threat passes. I know this; the blue skies sure make the birds feel better, like always, they can be trusted.

6 thoughts on “down the valley

  1. mountaincoward

    Our ‘haze’ now is wildfires – it’s got so dry, the hillsides are catching fire. We often have a bit of a drought at this time of year combined with sunshine. Then, come summer, the weather goes back to wet, cold mush!

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    1. underswansea

      Hi Carol, how do the hill sides catch fire? Is it farmers burning slash, lightening or people being careless? Here substitute farmer for logger and it’s all the above.

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