Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Linda Lou's Smoky Washington View

That which you see above was sent to my phone, last night, by Miss Linda Lou of Mount Vernon, in my old home state of Washington.

Text on the phone said "On Blackburn, heading East towards Little Mountain. The picture doesn't do it justice. However it is smoky and makes you cough."

It seems like the entire west coast is currently on fire, to varying degrees. I heard from one of David, Theo and Ruby's parental units last night that "the smoke from the fires is being awful, but is making for spectacular sunsets."

David, Theo and Ruby's current smoky location is their cabin on Harstine Island at the south end of Puget Sound.

Now, what Linda Lou does not say in her text mentioning the picture not doing the smoke justice, is that looking east whilst on Blackburn Road one should be seeing the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, on a blue sky day. But looking east in Linda Lou's photo you see no mountains, because, apparently, they are being veiled by a wall of smoke.

Linda Lou's home address in on Blackburn Road, a couple blocks from Spencer Jack's and his dad's home location on a side street off of Blackburn.

The Little Mountain to which Linda Lou refers would be the biggest mountain for hundreds of miles if it were located in my current mountain-free location. Little Mountain is a Mount Vernon city park, with miles of trails, a lookout at the summit, and a launch pad for hang gliders.

I can not remember the last time I hung a glider off Little Mountain. Or any mountain anywhere...

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