Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Smoke In My Eyes, My Nose, My Throat...It's Everywhere

This is what the skies look like in my area at night.  That is smoke that has settled, we are surrounded by fires and since we live in a valley the smoke settles in and we have to breath it.  It makes for beautiful sunsets but horrible air quality.  Today the skies are brown and the air smells like camp fires burning.  Please keep us in your prayers, my home is not in any danger but there are a lot of people who have been evacuated and are affected by the fires.  I cannot run at all outside and the smoke is seeping into the gym and my home so everything smells of smoke and my lungs are burning.  I am blessed and I am safe so that's really all that matters.

Click Here for an update on the fires causing all this smoke, as of July 29th...

This is an alert issued by our Health Dept. yesterday..."Caution Air Alert!!! Grants Pass Parkside Elem School meter is reading 179 micorgrams/cubic meter of air particulate matter. A healthy level is no more than 12 microgarms/cubic meter of air. Air is "very unhealthy" category right now, JoCoPH is recommending to cancel and/or limit any and all outdoor activities to the greatest extent possible. Please spread the word!!

I know it can always be worse, and I know that I am blessed and out of danger and for that I am so very grateful.  So I bid you farewell and happy running.  Enjoy your Tuesday my friends.  

Blessing and hugs

"Limitations only exist if you let them"

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

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  1. Terrible about the fires. Yeah, you don't want to be breathing that stuff. Stay safe. Can you imagine - there are cities in China where the air quality is that bad every single day. Scary.

  2. Fires are not fun. At 179 mcg/cm, I think it's probably time to wear a mask, or get out of town.

    How you all stay OK!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)


I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!


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