Coming back for a few days. Kinda worried about a potential calamari oops. Well I might be worried about where I'm going to find that, but I know I can. The main thing I mean was " a potential calamity" in the form of a hurricane bearing down on the state.

This morning I left the smoke filled skies of Washington. Every summer it seems to be getting more intense with the western wild fires.

Hey Folks, wake up and get real the world is changing not exactly in a good way either.

One of the reasons we like living in the Pacific Northwest is the historically good weather in the summer months. You really can't find it much better anywhere's in the US during these months.

But that might all be changing. I read that the summer smoke (which has recently reached unhealthy breathing levels) could be the norm with the raging wildfires that will become commonplace all over the Western States in the tinder dry summer months.

Which brings me back to Hawaii.

Traditionally the Eastern Pacific waters have been no stranger to the formation of powerful hurricanes. Usually as they progress westward they encounter cooler waters that knock them down before they reach Hawaii.

That's changing too.

Because of the warming temperatures of the oceans (which I'm afraid will never be reversed. It's already killed off HUGE swaths of coral reefs worldwide but I'll save that for another discussion), these monster storms are not loosing their punch in time.

The last one that really hit the Big Island was Iselle four years ago. Before that you have to go all the way back to 1992 when Iniki slammed Kauai.

Now the threat is becoming common almost every season.

Pele awoke from her slumber a few months ago and reclaimed her authority by wiping off the face of the earth one of my favorite sanctuaries in Puna--Kapoho.

Mother Nature is in reaction mode my friends