Today we had a haze all over in an otherwise clear blue sky. It was smoke from several summer fires, not really close to us.
What was odd is that while you could see through the haze, it was still shielding us from the sun somewhat. It was about 10 degrees or so cooler (about 86) than we expected (about 96). So cool it was noticeable.
Made me think of the pillar of cloud over Israel while they wandered in the desert. It might have be a regular cloud, mostly opaque, but it could have been something like the haze we experienced today. You might have been able to see through it, but it would still be much cooler than normal.
We needed a little relief from the sooner-than-expected 90-degree weather. I needed relief because my greenhouse was getting too hot. I doubt if God made the fires, and if people were suffering then I wouldn’t wish fire on anyone. But a nice side-effect, if I can say it that way, was to cool off most of our state and perhaps others too. Which also would reduce the risk of fire danger for others.