Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Brushfire Fairytales

I was driving home from the lab kinda late last night and couldn't help but notice the hills looked a little different. I was pretty tired, but even I noticed this not so subtle difference on our horizon (check out the pics). Anybody else see this last night? The pics don't really do it justice. To me it looked like a volcano had just erupted, or maybe the world had ended. Something like that.

I realized I'm not used to being able to see the fire. Usually they are pretty far away or on the other side of the mountains so all you can see is the smoke (which frankly is not that different than our normal, smoggy atmosphere).

Update: I added a couple of pictures from today too. The smoke has slowly taken over the entire east half of the sky.