And then, in one 24 hour period, I had a stream of visitors. Maybe it's cooler inside.
|The first. 2 AM, just over my bed. Tiny, but pretty.|
|Orange underwing moth on a dusty window. Most of the dust is outside. 10AM|
|From another angle, with her double reflections. The sun was bright this morning; the pink and green are refracted sunlight.|
|A small male crane fly with the greenest eyes ever. 5PM|
|Midnight, resting under a lamp. An extremely small green fly. To my eyes, it was just an elongated speck.|
And today, we're back to lying low. The whole area is under an alert for hot weather, and there's a smoke haze wafted over from the burning mainland. Will these fires never cease?
Special air quality statement in effect for:
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with Island Health, has issued a Smoky Skies Bulletin for communities in the East Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands, and Greater Victoria regions due to wildfire smoke in the area. The current weather pattern over the BC coast is causing outflow winds to carry smoke from wildfires burning in the BC Interior towards the coast. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change....
This Bulletin will remain in effect until further notice. (from gov. alert)
Higher pollution levels are expected to persist into Friday.
* I know, a temperature of 34 Celsius is not hot at all, if you're living where 40 is normal. But around here, we wilt at 30. To make up for it, we go out for long walks in pouring rain or deep snow.