I'm sure by now you've heard the news, but we have some pretty scary fires blazing right now in my state. Large, uncontained fires destroying homes and displacing thousands of people. There seems to be no relief in site, especially when the temperatures look like this lately:
My family is no where near danger, but I really feel for all of those who have lost their homes. And I can't phathom what the firefighters are going through right now. There are so many fires burning right now that I keep thinking that if anymore pop up, there won't be any responders to spare. I know we're not the only state going through this in this area either. We needrain, badly. More like a hurricane than a sprinkle. Call in the Rain Dancers, this is a serious matter. Our views of the glorious mountains are blocked by hazy smoke.
And yesterday, tech-ing my dance show up in Boulder, we all opened the theater stage door during our break to find this:
The closest I've ever been to a forest fire, and as close as I ever want to get. The drive back home to Denver had an eerie feeling, with the smoke billowing over the highway, giving the late afternoon sun a brown glow to it. I fear this new fire won't be the last new little pocket of flame popping up around the area. If you're the praying kind, do so for those in Colorado. If you're not, please send the best thoughts and vibes our way.