The last few days we have been having a remarkable golden light in the late evening. Beautifully warm, sparkling rays beaming sunlight through green leaves. A true photographers dream. It rarely happens that we get these golden nights, occasionally in the late heated months of summer we get a glow. It coats anything you photograph in a ethereal and beautiful glow. Then the other day the golden light appeared during the early afternoon. I immediately noticed it, the way the light caressed the plants in my garden, the shimmer of glitter on glass. When the sun went behind the tall buildings as a burnt orange blur, I knew something was not right. It was not until I saw the evening news that I realized what was causing it. Wild fires in the interior of BC, dangerous, and devastating, taking down homes, ranches, and wildlife with abandon. Raging for over two weeks now, and they are throwing everything they have at it. The wind is carrying the ash across the sky, coloring our horizons. It may result in a beautiful golden light down here at the coast, but such a high price for the interior.