Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Where there's smoke...
... there's fire. Or so the saying goes. Around here, where there's smoke, someone is BBQing... or burning a sugar cane field.
It was an international travel kinda day for us today. I am getting over the bug I had, and we needed to make a trip to Mexico (the kid needs some allergy meds) - today was as good as any. Well, maybe better than what would be a "good boating day," because there was a bit of occasional spitty rain and temps in the 60s. That's what generally passes as a "cold front" around here.
Along with that weather came a change in our typical southeast winds - not cold or gusty, but out of the north northwest. Solid overcast. Supposed to be sunny and in the 70s tomorrow... more like it.
That north wind brought more than the gray skies with it: there was smoke in the air all day. Didn't smell like BBQ. More like the smell of a burning sugar cane field. It got thicker as we returned home. My lungs were not happy about that.
An afternoon nap helps. ;-)
And now I'm in the mood for some BBQ!
On edit, this just in: the smoke is from a controlled burn in the Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge.