Washington State is on fire right now. Mostly, it’s east of the mountains, but there is a fire upstream of us on the Skagit River.
Here in Anacortes, on Fidalgo Island, we are seeing effects of the fire. There is smoke in the air. In this image, we see the shadow of the cloud, where the particulate in the air is not being illuminated.
A few days ago, they said that half a million acres were burning. Maybe more now, although yesterday there was hope because the winds had moderated. The burn is turning some of the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen to desert.