t's been a good weekend for photography as the critters are returning to the slough, the weather is nice (until tomorrow) and the sky is partly cloudy. Hopefully we will receive a good amount of rain, the wind will be below 25 mph and the mudslides will not develop.
I was watching these guys, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn I named them, approaching from 3-400 yards away. At first I thought it was a common log we see often drifting with the tide either in or out. I kept my eye on it while watching the Green Heron and noticed some movement.
I don't mind the masks, vaccinations or the booster that's likely to be next; I don't like having to be inside the house all of the time however.
There are calls for the fire boat which had been stolen about 5 years ago, perhaps longer. Our Island held the berth it was in, one day it had been moved to an inland City because that's where the operator lived. I am guessing a bunch of Islands don't have anyone who is qualified to drive a boat.
The smoke is worse than the self quarantine, each day it gets heavier. Early this morning I was stirred awake with the smell of burning paper. During Wildfire season it's difficult to know if the fire is 100 miles away or downstairs.
The predictability of the beginning of Wild Fire season is not a science. The wind starts, the landscape dries out then the lightning strikes begin. Now we wait until the rains begin, it's our only hope of extinguishing them.
As storms go this one compared to what other parts of the country and world are experiencing are much more intense. This is notable for us due to the rarity of a heavy rain during August.