Hello friends - this post is not at all stamping related, but I had to share this with you. You may have heard about the High Park Fire here in northern Colorado and it just happens to be about 10 miles NW of where I live. We've had a couple fires in the area already this year, but this one, by far, is the most devastating. It started on Saturday morning when lightning struck the mountainside. Because it's been so dry, we often get lightning storms without any rain, so the winds and the dry brush are a recipe for wildfire.
Sunday night as the sun was setting, the smoke from the fire had this eerie glow to it. It's strangely beautiful, and yet so frightening. How can something so devastating be so pretty? I went to the edge of my neighborhood and snapped some
pictures. This is looking west toward the foothills; the fires are just
behind that second hogback.
The smoke was mesmerizing as it lifted up from the hills. It was like watching clouds form in fast motion, billowing up to the unknown.
All of my thoughts and prayers are with those who are directly affected by this fire - the firefighters, the pilots, the families who have been evacuated, not knowing whether their home is still standing. It's heartbreaking to see and know that the landscape is forever changed.