After I got home, unloaded, washed the jet-ski, and parked it the garage, the evening started to cool a bit. Ahhh... And, amazingly, the smoke receded, and the mountains and blue skies were revealed. The cool air did the trick.
Hopefully, a change of weather soon will help douse the many forest fires in the west. Bless those fire-fighters who are battling the hot blazes and smoke day after day!
Although I've noted that the days are getting shorter, I hadn't really paid that much attention to the clock at sunset. But tonight I did, and the sun was just about to disappear behind the mountain peaks at 7:45 p.m. I'm going to miss the long summer evenings...
|At 7:00 p.m. the sun was already getting lower in the sky.|
|By 7:40, the sun was back-lighting the smoke sneaking over the mountains.|