Currently I feel like these roses, still together but badly in need of water. Or maybe too far gone?
The smoke has cleared up to the point where not only can we see blue sky, we can also see clouds again. But fire season is not done until we get the first significant rain. I mentioned to my housemate that if we have a few more years like this one, the fires will stop because there will be nothing left to burn.
One big unintentional irony- most of the property damage is occurring in rual areas where folks tend to be politically conservative and non-believers in climate change. Fire, being completely without discrimination, burns where it will, regardless of your beliefs.