Today another sign of summer showed up…forest fire. This afternoon while working with the windows cracked I was sure I smelled a hint of smoke. There was a light wind, but no matter what direction I looked I could not see any evidence of a smoke column, that classic telltale sign of fire. By the time I called it a day and powered down the computer I was sure there was a fire somewhere. The winds had picked up to 15 mph with gusts even more powerful. Those powerful winds had filled a valley to the north with smoke. Last weekend there was lots of lightning and I am guessing that the winds today fanned a slow smoke into something more serious tonight.