Sadly, Canada is on fire.
This morning, we noticed that the sky toward Port Angeles looked strange. At first, I thought it was fog over the water. As the day wore on, the sky got more yellow. We began to realize that something was going on. Regis looked it up on the internet and saw that the problem was not smoke from the local fire in Olympic National park, but significant smoke drifting down from Canada. There are numerous fires in Canada and it appears to be getting worse. It casts an eerie glow here. It looks like it is overcast but the color isn’t right for that. I think we were probably cooler today because the smoke blocked the hot rays from the sun. Below are two pictures from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The first one we took this afternoon. The second one was taken last Friday.
Here are some additional smoky pictures. (regis here. And yes the difference between the smokey part and the really smokey part is this well defined. it just hangs in the air.)
On a lighter note, we saw some Black-Tailed deer on our way back the mountain today.
One more picture from Olympic National Park.
Some of the campers in our campground decorated for the Fourth of July celebration. There was a contest in the campground for the best decorations. The campers voted and selected our neighbor. Following is a picture of their decorations.