Thursday, August 19, 2010
This morning I woke up, glanced outside and it was extremely smoky, I could even smell the smoke. Later on today I heard on the radio that there are 285 fires burning in the next province west of Alberta. Apparently British Columbia has an astronomical amount of forest fires and the wind was carrying the smoke into Alberta. We went into town today and the following photos will give you an idea of how much smoke filled the air.
This is a photo of some of the flowers which adorn the town, on the top of the post is the Blue Heron, the towns official ... hmmm...mascot, for lack of a better word at the moment.
... one of the grain elevators in town. The wind died down and the smoke lifted later on in the day which was nice, I hope that they get the fires under control in BC and some of the 600 and some odd families can return to their homes soon.
This next photo has nothing to do with the smoke today, I just like it.
I call this one "Work In Progress" ... notice the sledge hammer, makes me wonder what in the heck Herb does to these old vehicles although he must be doing something right, they seem to run when he's done tinkering with them.