Holy Smoke

Can you guess what this is a picture of?

Can you guess what this is a picture of? Is it a floating chili pepper? Nope, it’s the moon shining through the smoke of the night.

I’m sure you’ve heard, there are fires blazing up here in Washington State! It’s been a tough summer, with record heat and dry conditions, the perfect conditions for fire to thrive.  They’ve left in their wake a black blanket of destruction.

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This is a satellite photo of Washington and the surrounding states. Not a cloud in the sky, it’s all smoke from the fires.

We are located on the Eastern part of the state, hours from any fire and yet the smoke has engulfed the city of Spokane.

Not a cloud in the sky, it all smoke looming over Medical Lake

This is all smoke looming over Medical Lake

Looking out the window, it’s as if the fog of fall has come early, only a step outside tells a different story as the strong smell of smoke overtakes my senses.

The eerie color of the sky, depicting the ominous wrath fire is capable of

The eerie color of the sky, depicting the ominous wrath that fire is capable of

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While at the car wash I had to take a couple pics, yet if only a picture could capture the overpowering smell it packs with it.

Burning eyes and an itching throat is a small effect to experience, compared to those who are fighting the fires and others who have lost all their possessions and more tragically their loved ones.

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Sunrise in Spokane shining through the smoke

It’s just unbelievable that the smoke has traveled hundreds of miles, unwilling to dissipate and still able to pack this kind of punch.

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The sunrise looking like you could drive right to it from the smoke in the air

Please pray for those who fight these huge fires on the front lines! God Bless.

 

 

 

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