Fire season can’t be far away when you see the government fire engines readied for service.  Wednesday night I spotted a pair in Twin Falls.

It reminded me of winter nights next to the wood stove when I was a boy.

 Winter brought us a generally light snow pack but a fairly wet spring could determine this year’s outcome.  Dry years encourage fires but wet years can do the same.  Last year’s runoff from snow made the high-desert lush with vegetation, some of which then encouraged some mightily large fires.

One night last summer I was at a wedding reception at Canyon Crest.  It reminded me of winter nights next to the wood stove when I was a boy.  The aroma of charred wood was inescapable.  Are you expecting another big round?