Wildfire Haze

Wildfire Haze
Wildfire haze
Obscures one beauty
Creates another

Smokey atmosphere
Acrid in my nose
Stinging my eyes
Clogging my lungs

Sometimes, beauty is painful
No escaping the pain
So I linger
In the beauty

Howe Sound
Sea to Sky Highway
Near Lions Bay
British Columbia, Canada, July 5, 2015
There are no forest fires within perhaps 100 kilometers of Vancouver but the entire lower mainland today is blanketed by thick smoke from wildfires burning far to the North.

Global News: Fires raging all across BC as concern for summer deepens

CBC News: Smoky skies from wildfires snapped by residents in Vancouver