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Red Sun, Blue Jay

All photos taken on July 28, 2021 from my upstairs window.

Wildfire smoke tinged skies and red suns have become the norm these days. While they may seem pretty, devastation lurks. Even the blue jay’s colour seems changed.

Red Sun, Blue Jay ©

Out my window

at end of day

what a strange show,

red sun, blue jay.


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

24 thoughts on “Red Sun, Blue Jay

  1. Stunning pictures, Allan. The red sun in that gray sky looks more of a digitally manipulated photograph than real life. Such a shame that this great visual effect is due to climate change.

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  2. Animals look particularly bedraggled when it’s fire season. I always feel sorry for them. Plus, I put out a bucket of water for them so they can either drink or bathe in. I know in California there were warnings that wild animals might run through your yard

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    1. Heat waves affect birds and animals as well as humans. I keep a bird bath in my back yard and they were enjoying the swim during the heat. Thanks for reading. Allan


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