🔥 I don't mind winter, it makes spring more exciting. Sadly, we've had terrible heat of the summer temperatures, and little rain. Many fires have been accidentally 😒 started by people burning leaves, etc. Nova Scotia is now creating a $25,000 fine for such. Many are discussing The Anthropocene: The human era and how it shapes our planet.
People can be so ignorant about nature and wildlife. Not all of us, for sure. This↓ is why I think Gaelyn is happy to be retired!
Another shout out to another blogger, the awful conditions in Alberta has been affecting our friend, Red. I was awake at 3 a.m., looked out the front window and the moon was orange. The smoke is traveling (<= forecast) all over. Our local smoke, in SE Ontario, is from the Quebec fires this week.
Thank goodness for good governments and excellent use of taxpayer dollars. Within Canada, we have a national centre, which coordinates human and physical resources: 🔥Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. They analyse fire locations, and determine who has resources which could be sent to another province.
I have to thank (as if they read my blog!), those countries who have all sent firefighters to help us with these fires. This is what I found out: Canada has agreements to share firefighters 🚒 with six other countries -- the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico and Costa Rica.
Dame's violet and Impatiens. I brought us back to my Anthropocene, accidentally. That is a beer can I found beside the mailbox, brought back to the house, and meant to put in recycle.
After two horrid storms, Dec., 2022, and then April, 2023, the poor pine trees are putting out new needles. (Back to Anthropocene and Climate Change, which causes these extreme storms.) The problem with this is the trees would provide shade on the back deck.
Thank goodness for amazing people in the world, they outnumber the yahoos!