These aren't rain clouds...they are smoke clouds from the fires in the mountains about
45 minutes away from me (this is a view down my street.) The winds have shifted and
the smoke is heading into town. There's ash floating down into the neighborhoods
closet to the mountains and there's a smoky smell in the air even this far away.
This is the view on my way home from work (two hours before the photo above was taken and
before the winds shifted.) The fires are on the peak of the mountains at the left of this photo.
It's really smokey and dark near my daughter's work...she's closer to the mountains.
The people who live in those mountains have been evacuated...scary stuff going on!
I'm so thankful for those amazing firefighters for their sacrifice in fighting this fire.
I really, really am grateful for all they do.