"Red skies in the morning is a sailor's warning. Red skies at night is a shepherd's delight."
Of course, there have also been fires from California to Washington State, (and from BC to Saskatchewan - maybe Manitoba). So, who knows what part of our ending world this warning issued frometh. They say red skies in the morning is a warning because it sometimes referred to the dust particles of exploded volcanoes, which would also disturb the weather. Wildfires can do the same.
Some days or weeks ago, the local weather channel actually put out an advisory, concerning haze from the Canadian fires. It said there might even be the smell of smoke in the air. Sure enough, there were a few strong whiffs of wood smoke. I also saw a few butterflies who might have flown down, trying to escape with their little suitcases and backpacks.
Well, this morning, not only was everything weirdly pink, including a thin ceiling of clouds dusted by soft salmon sunlight, everything smelled like an up-close forest fire. There have been red dust clouds from China and the Sahara in the past, but this was closer to home, full-bodied, like a good cold Moose-Head. I lay on my steps drunk waiting for the Rapture. And those pesky Canadians in their UFO's.