Jun 25

Controlled burn

Category: Arizona

Yesterday morning I went outside and smelled/saw smoke, so thick it obscured the scenery, even the near scenery.  It was alarming, because it was thick enough to bother my eyes, and I could hear a helicopter flying overhead.  I figured a forest fire was in progress, and that was true.  It was a “prescribed burn” set by national forest managers.

Compare this photo taken in the morning:


To this one, taken a few days earlier:



2 Comments so far

  1. Niffer June 26th, 2009 9:52 AM

    That second photo is gorgeous! You must be loving it there right now!

  2. Enid June 26th, 2009 12:42 PM

    The contrast is incredible. Without the “regular” picture showing what it’s normally like, one would never know truly how smoky it was that day.

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