Tonight, a few clouds drifted over the setting moon, so low that they looked like smoke rising from a fire. The air smelled of fog, but the fog never materialized. Now birds are chirping in the gray light, and I hear larger waterfowl calling as they fly somewhere behind the screen of pines. It will be hotter today. I think it will be a good evening for the eclipse.
I got back the pictures I took a few weeks ago, and I will be posting a few of them over the next few days, if Sluggo will remain stable long enough for me to upload them to Picture Trail. The first one is a view of an arroyo that leads down into Butte Creek Canyon, with the ridge where the main highway to Chico runs beyond it. It was a hazy day, so everything looks a bit vague. I hope to get back to that neighborhood someday when it is clear. I'm putting the picture behind a cut, as usual, as it is 900 pixels wide.