Too Close

Wildfires are such common occurrences now it almost takes one to be on top of your home before it garners much attention. This one, however, is hard to miss.

I took this photo of the East Shuswap Road fire (K21128) burning NE of Kamloops on the traditional territory of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc around 10 p.m. Thursday, July 12. It’s still burning and, as of 6:48 p.m. today, is estimated at 500 hectares. Winds are forecast to gust above 60 km/h tonight which could prove a challenge for firefighters.

Fingers crossed it gets no larger.

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Helmcken Falls – Wells Gray Provincial Park

I like to try to visit at least once, and preferably twice, per year.

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Cicada in Kamloops, B.C.

A Cicada visitor to the backyard today. It’s the first one I’ve noticed in Kamloops but I haven’t been looking for ’em either. This is a 3-shot focus stack; something I rarely do. There’s probably a faster way than the layers/Photoshop masking I did but it got the job done.

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Ablaze

Sometimes, a nice sunset is all it takes.

Those changing dramatically from one moment to the next are even better.

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Lenticular(ish?) Clouds

I watched these for a few minutes and am not 100 per cent certain they were Lenticular clouds… but they are decent mimics if not.

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Étsxem Pond – Panorama

Before climbing up the hill, there’s a nice pond along the Étsxem (Mt. Lolo) Road. At least one muskrat and many birds seem happy there.
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