August in our neighborhood means...
Fresh picked huckleberries (watch out for bears).
Sunsets photos like this one I borrowed
taken over the grain fields in Ririe, Idaho.
Hazy skies caused by the wheat harvest, but mostly by wildfires.
Those are not clouds in the west. It's a bank of smoke rolling in from the center of the state.
The sunset is magenta
Like our eyes feel.
Photo taken August 10. It's much worse now.
"Southern Idaho's four large wildfires have burned 495 square miles since lightning hit the area six days ago. The entire city of Boise is 80 square miles. This satellite image shows smoke billowing from the four blazes burning in what appears to be a straight line across southern Idaho, just east of Boise."
According to ABC News 1,600 homes have been evacuated and the fire has grown to 92,000 acres as the wildfires continue to burn.
Update: A photo of the fire just above Hailey, ID. Hailey is just a few miles from Sun Valley. My oldest was born there. Sending hope and good wishes to the residents and the fire fighters.