After the bulldozers and tree-cutters moved on, the mullein weeds moved in. They are invasive and can generate alien looking stalks.
The peaks from wing mountain road. . . a light spirit landed on the ground as I was taking this photo.
monstrous tree that got taken out by the museum fire. . .
a secret grove of fake trees at the home depot. . .
the saddest pumpkin patch in the world. . .
the fire decided to only burn the bottom half of a small fir tree. . .
Constant traffic overhead due to the Museum Fire.
We came home after a bike ride to find a forest fire (the Museum Fire) burning less than a mile from our house. We spent a few nights watching the flames from our porch. Then we got evacuated. Luckily the prevailing winds blew away from our house, the firefighters ambushed the thing, and the monsoon was on its way.
My photos sucked, of course. I fumbled a shot of a DC-10 flying low over our house, streaming red fire retardant. I just stared at the beast with my mouth open, missing my chance at being a famous frontline photographer. Dude!
above: one of the more popular views of the peaks.
below: the same shot taken a few steps back and to the left… I think I like the second one better.
I’ll take some eco blabber, with a side of corporate speak.