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It is dry where we live now….uncharacteristically dry….and our forests are on fire.

This prolonged drought is unusual for this area.

Our forests don’t usually burn like this.

This video is about how forests heal our spirit.

Our forests will heal after these fires, but it will take a while.

Our spirits will heal from the damage these fires caused.

The air here is full of smoke.

The smoke comes over the ridge….and it comes up from the valley below.

The sun is orange through the haze.

Sometimes, it almost looks like the moon at twilight.

We drive with our headlights on in the early afternoon.

There is a lot of smoke in the air, although where we live isn’t close enough to the fires to be threatened yet.

Here’s a map of where the fires are:statewide-fire-map.jpg

Dry air seems to happen more often now.

These fires happen more often when it’s this dry.

Maybe this is the beginning of the new normal?

I hope not.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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