Been crazy smokey here lately from forest fires. It is part of late summer in Montana.   Fortunately none of them are “in my back yard.”

Smoke can travel great distances and come from as far away as Washington or Idaho, or just over the next ridge.  Some days it is smokey from sun up to sun up the next day.  Other days it starts out clear and then rolls in as the day rolls on.   Every day it smells of smoke often even in the house.   Some days it becomes thick enough when you are outdoors it can burn you eyes,rarely you can even taste it.

The sunsets and the moonrise are spectacular colored from the smoke in the sky.   Tonight’s moon looks like a big orange pumpkin.   Here are a  few pictures to give you an idea what it is like.

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