more fire season skies


Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 
― Dylan ThomasIn Country Sleep, and Other Poems


31 thoughts on “more fire season skies

  1. Another beauty. I was reading sometime ago Gunta that the very red sunset pictures painted by Turner in the 19th century were the direct result of the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano which spewed dust and ash high into the atmosphere affecting the sunsets for years to come. Apparently sunlight scattered by airborne particles in the air appears more red than green so the redder the sunset, the dirtier the skies. The wildfires are clearly having a real affect.


    • For us it depends on the direction of the wind since the nearest fire is some 100 miles away, but there’s enough smoke all over the west to reach us when the wind shifts in our direction.


    • Thanks, LuAnn. I’ve had a wildfire a lot closer when we lived in Utah, where we could actually see the flames. Then our previous house was across the street from a tree farm and they’d do the slash burning after a clear cut. That gets downright spooky with the sun turning orange in midday.


  2. oh my goodness, Gunta. Another one of your brilliant sunsets – I envy you. And “oopsjohn’s” remark re a poss. David Lunch movie is just how I felt too, but, having said that, at the same time (with diff. eyes!?) it looks so serene and then you quoted Dylan Thomas – I could not get better. Hugs Carina 🙂


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