Fire season all around the country and it finally landed at little too close to my backyard. Which is where I took this shot. It's burned a couple thousand acres and they've had to close my canyon, which is on the backside of the burning mountain face.
I keep checking the news to see if it's getting any better, but they claim that it's still at zero percent containment. That's doesn't sound super hopeful, now does it? I'll think that it's got to be getting better, because it looks from here to be getting better, and then we'll see 100 and 200+ foot flare-ups along the ridge and I'll panic a little.
Even with the rain today (I said rain. In July. In Utah. Only a miracle allows for that.) it's still not getting better--slowing the fire, but grounding the helicopters. We'll just keep our fingers crossed and hope that mother nature decides that she's got enough blacked mountain for now. And be thankful that she decided to hose down the dry little hollow that we live in, so that it might not repeat over here.