Here in Idaho, we're surrounded by wildfire in the surrounding mountains and deserts. Sadly, we've even made the national news this evening. I live near the capitol city of Boise, and we've been living with heavy levels of smoke in our air for what seems like weeks. Those who work in the outdoors, like my husband does, have been faced with breathing issues. PJ comes home with irritated lungs and eyes. I can only imagine how difficult it is on the men and women on the fire lines, risking their lives fighting these fires. It seems like the whole northwest is under siege, even down into California.
My heart and prayers go out to those who have lost lives, homes, livestock, pets, and those who are still on the verge of evacuation. We could use a heavy, cleansing rain; a break from the heat and from the fires.