Wildfires are blazing across the West and filling our valley with smoke. I’ve been here many years now so I just embrace it, breath deeply, and remember how stupid I used to be. The farmers are cutting their hay all around us and they don’t care, but it does add a soft texture to the photos I took today.

These are also the last photos taken with my Canon SX280. Dust particles have made their way into the lens and Canon has already replaced this camera once due to the same condition. It goes with the territory and I won’t ask them again.

So, I ran to the bank this morning, cashed out my two travel cards, and bought a new Sony point and shoot which will arrive tomorrow. There’s only two weeks left before I go back to work and I guess I’m done traveling, maybe… But, I’m not done taking pictures!

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