waking up at 3 a.m. with a smell of burning
teasing your nostrils...
never a good sign!!
as i had just changed a few days ago
my smoke detector,
i thought it wasn't doing a good job
if i could smell it
and it couldn't detect it...
i got up and started checking things out
to find the source of that smell...
i was getting worried as i couldn't find it,
thinking perhaps i had an appliance somewhere
frying its cable and i couldn't find it.
that was until i took my first coffee and walked out to the patio door
to find that the smell came from outside...
it's really no wonder
as there are over 50 fires going on in the forests of the province.
it is not the first time we smell it in the city,
but given the early summer conditions,
and the lack of rain,
it is surprinsing to smell this
this early in the season.
a bit of rain would be welcomed,
in my case to abate the level of pollen in the air,
for the forests to find some dampness to put these fires out,
to increase the levels of our lakes and rivers,
as they are at an all time low,
given the kind of winter we got...
who knew one could wish for rain?!?
but it would indeed help,
as the farmers also must be concerned somewhat...
but as far as i'm concerned,
i'm just glad my place was not burning down.
it would have been a pretty fucked up way to wake up
and start my week.
there's never a good time for this,
and to help the matter,
it's a day of smog here in the city...