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“The Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day”

Last summer, 2012, wildfires in Colorado burned thousands of acres.  These photos were taken by my wife, Sugar, from our front porch during the High Park Fire in Larimer County.  We were not evacuated, but people just a mile away were.

That was scary… and we don’t scare easy.

Now it is fire season again.  There is a terribly destructive fire near Colorado Springs in an area called Black Forest.  Our hearts go out to the people who have lost their homes.


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9 thoughts on ““The Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day”

  1. Didn’t Dear Sugar have some breathing problems as a result of this fire?

  2. I would scare that easy, too! I’m allergic to smoke; I get one good whiff and my feet run.

  3. Are the fires close this year? Here in N FL we’ve had enough rain, this year to avoid the June fires. Knock on wood.

    • Rain would be good. In May we had two feet of snow. I thought that would save us but apparently it did not provide enough moisture. One problem is dead pine trees from beetle kill.

      • Ahhh. I wonder if controlled burns or clearing might have helped if they had been done in time. I grew up mostly in various U.S. Forest Service compounds. Oregon, Montana, and Florida Forest Service, too.

      • Smart idea, but I don’t know whether controlled burns were done. I suppose it was. Colorado has many national forests, state forests, and, of course, Rocky Mountain National Park, so we have plenty of forest rangers here, as well as Colorado State University, which offers degrees in forestry and rangeland management.

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