The last few days in Toronto we’ve been adversely affected by the forest fires in north western Ontario. Hard to imagine that a forest fire thousands of kilometres from us could affect our air quality but it has. There was a haze that hung over the city and many people claimed they could smell the smoke. In the mornings the sun had an orange tinge to it and at night the moon glowed like a pumpkin. This is what the sun looked like as it came up through the trees in our backyard.
The road leading to our cottage is easy to spot from the beach because of an old tree that once housed a. tree house for the kids. Over the years the boards disappeared and slowly the tree started to die off. All that remains to this day is this elongated stump. No one wants to remove it.