It's not fog

but smoke blocking our view of Hamilton. Even a short walk down the driveway and back had my chest feeling a bit tight. Although it's cooler this morning, which is good, wind is supposed to kick up later today. The windows are only open a bit so we don't smell the smoke inside, but you can't miss it or the ashes on the pickup and greenhouse when you go outside.

On Monday I spotted the fledgling Stellar's Jay flying around the trees below the house. All of the sudden another bird wheeled in and chased the jay around the tree trunk but missed it. The chasing bird was moving too fast, and all I saw was a brown and white banded tail, so I'm assuming it was one of the "bird hawks".