The one positive aspect of smoke from wild fires is that it makes for nice photo opportunities with the sun in the background. But that’s about all the good I have to say for the smoke. My sinuses are messed up, my eyes are irritated and I have a headache. The smoke makes it hard to work outside, plus we have to run the refrigerated air units inside, because the swamp cooler pulls smoke into the house. Actually, there is one more positive feature that I can think of about the smoke — it often makes flying insect sluggish so they are easier to photograph.