July 7, 2015
Smoke on the water.
Fire in the sky.
There's an eerie stillness. The sky is dark and the sun a blood red pinpoint. Ash is falling, the birds are silent, and the only sound is from the helicopters flying overhead.
It sounds like I'm beating the heat at a summer blockbuster action movie, doesn't it? Unfortunately I'm only sitting at my kitchen window.
This particular fire is close, but there are at least 175 others burning across the province right now. And what's even more shocking than the number of forest hectares disappearing every day is the number of new fires being started each day by human hands.
Take care. The only sparks we need to ignite this summer are the ones of inspiration and imagination.