I took this picture last winter from inside our front pasture. It illustrates some of the view we have of the Cascade Mountains.
I took this picture four days ago from outside that same pasture. The smoke from forest fires on the east side of the Cascade Mountains is blowing over to us who live on the west side of the Cascade Foothills.
It stings your throat and eyes. I'm just getting over a cold and I have asthma. This smoke isn't doing me any favors getting rid of my nagging cough. I need to stay inside or wear a mask when I go out. Even in the house I can smell the smoke.
Bob isn't enjoying the smokey haze either. It gets worse as the day warms up.
Tonight I saw this odd cloud out the window. Initially I didn't think much of it...except it was coming from the east side of the Cascade Mountains. But as it grew my curiosity got the best of me and I grabbed my camera and headed outside.
This is smoke from over 100 miles away, from the east side of the Cascades. The news tonight reports the fires are out of control and growing in strength.
I am thinking of those people and their animals over there tonight and hoping the best for them. In the meantime with no rain predicted in the near future, we worry.
The trials and tribulations of a 50+ women, living her life-time dream of having horses and living in the country.
Her attempts at various disciplines of riding, including sorting, trail, and performance.