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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cloud Cap Sunset

Timing is everything, they say. While I was concentrating on capturing the moment that the sun disappeared behind the very lowest point of the north slopes of Mt Hood, I didn't notice that from my perspective at Cloud Cap Inn, I also was capturing the first signs of smoke from a wildfire that broke out, as seen in the lower right corner of this photograph. The next day I saw the story in the news. Now it is four days later, and the Dollar Lake Fire is at 1,660 acres and threatening the Inn, which I wrote about yesterday. This is the second time in 3 years that the Inn has been threatened by wildfire.

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23 comments:

minoesjka2 said...

Beautiful picture!! It's just as the sky is in fire!

Liz said...

So lovely. Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Kim, USA said...

This is beautiful but the fire is I guess still going on right?


My Sunset

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful colours in your view of the sky, sorry to hear about the large fires, hope the rain comes along to put them out soon

Judy said...

I love it when the clouds are limned with gold like this!! What a coincidence about the fire!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Great picture of a gorgeous sky!

JoJo said...

What a beautiful photo!! Sorry to hear about the fire though.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies and a terrific capture for the day. The fires are a real nightmare this year -- well, any year actually, but this year they have been everywhere it seems! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

I just hate wildfires, grass fires, forest fires, but I can sure see why you were distracted by the stunning sunset and didn't see the smoke right away.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jidhu Jose said...

nice
happy Swf

Red Nomad OZ said...

The best pix are those which contain something unexpected!

Enjoy your weekend!!

LauraX said...

oh so perfectly timed...gorgeous!

Arija said...

What a horror story! We are in for a scorching summer this year and since our last major fire was in 1983, a mass of combustible material has accumulated. All one can do is be prepared and sit tight.

Great sunset enhanced by the smoke.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful scene on the sky.

Regards!

January said...

i love the colors..:)

My SkyWatch Friday

Joyful said...

This is a great photo. I'm sorry to hear of the fire. This is also happening near to where my mother lives up country. It is a hotbed for fires every summer, pun intended. I hope that both fires are quenched quickly.

Powell River Books said...

This year with the cool wet summer we have been spared some of the worst fires, but not all of them. They cause so much damage. - Margy

Charlotte said...

Beautiful sunset!

Peg said...

I'm sorry the Inn is being threatened by fire. The shot is fabulous and I ooooooh and awwwwww at such glorious sights.

Brenda Green said...

Beautiful! You sure take great photos. Keep up the good work! Warmly Brenda

Dimple said...

Beautiful photo, but the fire...not so much!
I got here from Thursday Theme.

Johnny Nutcase said...

I love it! Miss those skies!

♥ Braja said...

Fire in the sky.....where's the smoke on the water? :))

http://brajasindia.blogspot.com/2011/09/burning-man.html