Smokey Sunset

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More than 400 wild fires are burning today in British Columbia, most of them uncontained and some threatening communities that have been evacuated as a result. BC has suffered awfully these past couple of years with forest fires, aprtly because of dry weather but also because of the Pine Beetle infestation that kills large swaths of forest in a matter of months, leaving them as dry tinder to the elements.

The resulting smoke in the atmosphere from the wildfires is causing some intense sunsets for us here in Edmonton. I am happy to take the pictures of this phenonmenon but I can’t help shake the feeling that this situation could ultimately cause us more grief in the future then we currently think. Today I am grateful for gorgeous sunsets and brave firemen.

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