Another excuse for nothing new. Though I haven’t been inherently busy, I have been preoccupied with a rather large distraction to my city. If you haven’t heard anything about the Waldo Canyon Fire, google it to catch up. An unprecedented fire causing major destruction Tuesday night, and many more homes still in harms way.
Making/photographing helps me process, so I regret to say I turned into a bit of a gawker, but I tried to do so in a safe, rule-following, out of the way fashion. Here are a few pics from the past few days:
Day 2 picture, fire coming over first ridge into view of city.
Fire on the mountainside. Viewed from downtown.
Smoke beginning to consume the city, I had no idea at the time that fire was consuming the front slope.
My city on fire.
Ash the next morning. Possibly the page of a magazine, traveled 10 miles through the air from someone’s home.
Additional Photos Here if you are interested.
It has been emotional, surreal, and draining. Many friends are evacuated, some unsure if they have a home to go back to. They are predicting this will take at least a few more weeks to contain, not sure if that changed after the burst the other night. My beautiful skyline will be altered for years to come, and peoples lives will never be the same.
If you are the praying kind, please join us in praying for rain!