Posted by: atowhee | September 7, 2020


Coming down from the Cascades, forest fire smoke has spread across the Willamette Valley late this afternoon, just one side effect of climate change. The birds in our garden went silent and hid as the wind came from the east bearing smoke, ash and orange sunsets. The sky turned leaden, the sunset blotted out by particles in the atmosphere, the wind persisted…it is an ill wind…
Here’s one news account.

The nearest wild fire is north of Hwy 22 and more than 35 miles east of Salem, but the smoke is as fresh as if it came a neighbor’s chimney.

This weather is even making things tough along the usually chill Oregon coast.

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