|Monday night's sunset lit up the clouds of smoke in shades of pink that belied the fire's fury|
|But this early sunrise shot captured by my husband on Tuesday spoke more clearly of the fire's danger|
We're fortunate to be 50 to 60 miles from the fire so, other than its impact on air quality, the Canyon Fire hasn't affected us directly. However, as we do live in a fire danger area, any local fire puts us on edge and has us sniffing the air for the tell-tale smell of smoke. My in-laws' home went up in flames in the 1993 Malibu Fire and I've never forgotten the heartbreak of that event. I empathize with anyone impacted by such fires and I react negatively to any thoughtless individuals who put their neighbors at risk with careless behavior like setting off fireworks or tossing cigarettes in tinder-dry areas.
On a less sinister note, two other sightings drew my attention during the twilight hours this week:
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