These snaps likely don’t capture it, but this year has, once again, had an end-of-summer and start-of-fall season full of wildfire smoke. There’s a fire east of us a bit near Waldo Lake, and when the air pressure systems set up just so, the winds from the east funnel the smoke into our valley. Granted, this valley goes from just south of Eugene up to Portland, but we often get the smoke from the wildfires. It gets old and is frustrating, and for a person who is from Seattle, I miss rain at this point. The forecast is for continued dryness all week, too.

The hill in the distance is slightly obscured by the smoke:


The other hill slightly east of us: Normally, we can see it clearly.  I tried black and white just to see if I could capture the density of it a bit better.