It is here, the season of smoke and forest fires. For awhile we had thought that fire season was going to come early fortunately it was a false alarm. It is now late July and the fires are popping up all over. Humidity levels have dropped to the single digits creating tinder dry conditions. We are starting to be able to smell smoke in our homes though fires are miles in the distance. We worry with each dry thunderstorm about the lightning strikes that smolder for days before becoming a full-fledged fires. It is all being driven by the winds of summer. The sky’s are turning into smoke. The sun this afternoon was hidden behind a screen of smoke, peeking out in time to set. Tonight’s moon came up orange. This season and many of the fires will last until the snow flies.