This photo was taken by Alexis Reese, of a reservoir/recreation area near us. The upper photo was taken one year ago, and the bottom photo was taken a day ago. Same place, different air.
I tell you the smoke from the fires in California is so bad I want to put on a face mask every time I go outside. It is absolutely dreadful. The smell is ghastly and of course there are particles of ash and whatnot in the air we are breathing, so we try to avoid going outside at all.
This is my state right now, with the red dots showing the locations of wildfires:
Eva and her daddy tried to get away from it by going into the mountains to Lake Alpine, but it was just as bad there.
Is that not the saddest picture ever? Poor Eva, trying to catch a fish, and making the best of it. Typically that lake is cerulean blue, with a sky to match.
I am so sorry for the people affected by these wild fires and grateful to the firefighters who are doing their best to contain them. Currently there are over 14,000 firefighters working on putting these fires out, with crews coming from as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Hope you have good air wherever you are.