This is the view from the deck of our vacation house in Bigfork, Montana, on September 7, the day after we got there from Washington. You can’t see much, due to the smoke from the terrible wildfires, that closed Glacier National Park, and prevented our group from doing most outdoor activities.
And on September 10, finally, the Glorious Sunset Glow! We could see the sun, and a bit of sky, as the smoke cleared a bit. Everyone’s mood was much improved.
I have never been happier to see the sun that I was that day.
I have gotten pretty good at taking photos from the passenger-side windows of our car. On our way to Montana and back, I shot these photos from the moving vehicle-I really wanted my friends to see what the air quality was, as a result of the wildfires in Montana and Eastern Washington.
This was just east of Spokane, on Interstate 90.
This was what we could see of Lake Coeur D’Alene. Lake? What lake?
On our way home, the air had cleared up a great deal. These photos are my favorite basalt cliffs of the Columbia Gorge, on the east bank of the river, just outside East Wenatchee, Washington.
See the green at the base of this photo? Those are vineyards. Many orchardists around Wenatchee, the apple capital of the world, are pulling up their orchards and planting wine grapes.