Bears and Wildfires

We have been submerged in wildfire smoke for the last week or two. So many fires in the interior have sent the smoke our way, but it is sitting over the Vancouver area like a very large hen incubating her progeny. My husband’s cousins were evacuated for two weeks at one point but have finally…

From Wildfires to Bears

For Mother’s Day we visited Kamloops, where my husband grew up. He lived on a ranch when little, and the town and surrounding areas are quite beautiful. Kamloops in the winter often has snow and cold, yet the past few years have been much milder. In the summer it is hot and semi-arid, with coastal…

Continued Wildfires

I realize today just how exhausted I am. Since late May the temperatures have been above normal, increasing to much higher than normal for June and now into July, especially the last 2-3 weeks. Compound this with little rain, bringing drought conditions. Since May 15 we have had hardly any rain: 7mm on June 2…