Quiet morn. Nice. Cats are sleeping and it is cool and clearer outside. We have been having a lot of trouble with forest fire smoke settling in our valley. It makes for watery eyes and cranky women. But I will not complain, at least I am not near the Lolo Peak fire and I feel for the ones who are. All day I can hear the drone of helicopters and borade planes. Trying to stop the destruction, but we know from living here, it won't stop until the first snow. We get some relief with the winds shifting and then we behave like we have just been given the best gift in the world. Everyone flows outside and tries to get done what needs to be done before we must all hide in the house again. But winter is coming and with it, relief. Below are some pics of the sky behind my house last week, those are not clouds, that is a smoke plume, and it was a doozy.
Eclipse Day arrived and I was so excited. I love stuff like this and in fact I was living in Kalispell, MT in 1979 when it happened before and I have the t-shirt to prove it. This time we wouldn't see totality but what we saw was pretty cool. My hubby and oldest girl set up shop in my back yard and we shared a pair of glasses that a friend gave us. When the big moment came (11:32) we toasted with champagne and it was marvelous!
I love how in the bottom photo you can see the sun's rays coming down on our heads from above.
Youngest girl and her boyfriend went to Challis, Idaho to get closer to the path and she said it was such a surreal experience and very cool. Here she is with her glasses and sporting the t-shirt from 1979.
Well, the meetings are over and I have been to my school to set up for the first day on Monday. It feels good to have it all ready to go. I am head cook and bottle washer at an Alternative High School and it is the best job I have ever had. This is my way of giving back. And my immense pleasure to do so. Always, Kit
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