the 80+ mph gusts.
my throat + nose.
four years ago, my mom and i were getting ready to close on some property only a handful of miles from some of those fires. my realtor, who also happens to be a dear family friend, and i drove towards the red, red sky. we could barely see. it was quite literally hellish. for some reason, i feel so much more deeply for those affected, being affected, and who will be affected by the fires this time around, though.
a little bit of green, a little bit of freshness, a little bit of hope. the kaffir lime leaves my parents-in-law gave us yesterday from their jungle of fruit trees to prevent bugs from infesting our rice. "dry, and put in a bag that you leave unsealed and next to your rice." we seal our rice in a giant airtight container, so i guess this time they were already there. ew. hopefully this works.
happy double leaves:
this entry makes little sense, but then very little does right now. it's ok as i know the smoke has to clear at some point, and it will.