Almost a month ago I went on a ride to Cliff New Mexico (on mother's day) and took a picture of a tiny smoke trail of a "controlled" burn, or an allowed burn caused by a lightning strike. Little did I know, but this tiny little smoke would lead to the largest forest fire ever in New Mexico.
Who would have known that the skimpy smoke seen in these two pictures would end up being almost a 300,000 acre fire? The fire is still only 15% contained and is still growing. We have suffered with the smoke now for many days.
Yesterday, we had a fire on Gomez Peak, which is across the canyon from where I live. I was a little more perturbed by this forest fire only because it was so close to home.
My kids still managed to go to the rodeo. All is not lost because the fire close to home is out and although the big one continues to burn and flood the area with smoke, the sunsets have been outstanding.
The sunset pictures were taken over my neighbors house and just up the road from the house. Spanky was on his walk and patiently watched the splendor while I took pictures.
Take care guys...Monday is on the way!