One thing we have not mentioned is that here in Idaho Falls, we are at nearly 4,700 feet above sea level. This means that people coming from 300 feet above sea level like we did, our bodies have to make a lot of red blood cells fast to compensate for the thinner oxygen content in the air. That is partly why on top of everything else Chris and I are tired. This is just a little altitude trivia.
My niece, Cassandra and I went out for a drive by shooting at her favorite park in town. No you won’t be seeing any of the photos until I get home. Cassandra took the majority of the photos. I have no way of downloading my photos from my camera. But I did take a cell phone photo of Cassandra taking a photo out the window. You can see my 200mm lens in the side view mirror. Notice how dirty my car looks …. that ashes from when we left Oregon.
You notice the yellow sun reflection on the side mirror frame. That is the sun filtered through the smokey air.
This next photo is a selfie. I know I don’t take them, but I was able to catch Freddie laying near my neck. My sister has these wonderful bearded iris paintings on her wall. This is also my entry for for Carrol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge.
Chris found on the web this last photo (I didn’t take) is of a small town just south of Salem, Oregon. This small town, Detroit, has 400 homes and more than 250 have burned to the ground. For those of us who are photographers, I love bike as a point of focus in the foreground and the ruins of the city in the background,
Canby’s air quality as Chris said is the lowest point it has been. It’s suppose to start clearing out big time with a cold front with some rain moving in. We will watch the news to and air quality websites to monitor it. If the air clears as planned, we should be able to drive home on Friday. If not, we’ll keep you post.
If we can leave tomorrow morning, we will leave by 6am and it takes us 12 hours or more to drive straight through, so If I’m not on line tomorrow, it means we are heading home.
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- Status: I’m at Stage 1 Fire Evacuation Notice