Early morning sun through smoke.
The current fire, the "Lonesome Complex" is listed as being 21 miles NE of Prospect so is relatively close. We keep track on the NWCC fire map. It's a good map: you can zoom in and see how the smoke drains right down the river to us. Those aren't light clouds in the picture below: that is the smoke which settles overnight. It's early fall here. The days are still hot but it cools off quickly when the sun goes down, which is earlier every day as we approach the equinox. The landscape is painted in shades of gold and the trees are starting to drop their leaves.