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“smoke from a distant fire”

Description from MH: I'm only borrowing one image from this song title because it fits so well. In our new home we have a gorgeous view of mountains of the front range, or we would have. Most days now it's just smoke. We have been #1 in the nation lately for bad air quality. Here are my daughter, me and our cats trying to see the mountains, only we can't see through the gray gray smoke. The fires are miles and miles away, luckily not near us. I know many people are suffering much more than us directly from the fires. But some of us don't breathe well and we still can't breathe when outside. So we stay in. (Actually our cats don't try to look at the mountains, I just threw them in 'cause they're cute.)


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    thegreenzebra says:

    I love that song and your pick, but I’m sorry for the sentiments attached to it, MH. Stay safe and I hope you can breathe easy…

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful pick for such an unfortunate event. We went through having some smoke and Saharan dust at the same time. Not good for breathing! We will have smoke and ash from sugar cane burning starting October through April.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the cats. So fun. I hope everything clears up for you soon.

  4. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    A beautiful pick for a tragic situation. We don’t get the Californian smoke … we got the Canadian smoke and a summer spent inside.
    And your inclusion of your cats is adorable!

  5. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    I remember that great song and the title is perfect for your meaningful pick. MH, every day I look at the weather map of the US and pray for rain in California and neighboring states beset by raging wild fires that are barely contained. This summer, the smoke from those wildfires plus the huge fires in Canada has reached my state and as far east as Ohio, Pennsylvania and further! Where I live smoke has blocked the sun and has made it hard to breathe. My eyes are sensitive to smoke and I go through a lot of eye drops!

  6. Beady Little Eyes
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  7. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your beautiful POD! Hopefully the smoke is starting to clear and the fires knocked down if not completely out.

  8. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Congratulations, MH, on your story POD. Hope conditions have improved in that area.

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    MH says:

    Thank you. Still, on a good day we can see my favorite mountain, on a bad day we can’t. We’re hoping for a lot of rain to clear the air.

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