The news isn't as good on the Colorado Springs fire. It has burned 3,400 acres, and is at 5% containment. Here's what it looks like from our porch -
Pike's Peak is southwest of our ranch.
The smoke billows north, and then veers east as it rises.
This is the smoke we see looking east.
That cloud-like stuff in the header is smoke too.
Smoke is one of the many things that Paj is allergic to. I am putting prescription ointment in his eyes every day. So far, we haven't had a blocked tear duct, and his breathing is okay.
My brother Tom and sister-in-law Pat are flying to Colorado Springs on Saturday to visit Pat's father. He lives very close to the fire area, and at 98 years old, I am very glad they will be with him.
Colorado's biggest fire is the High Park fire northwest of Fort Collins. It has burned 83,000 acres and destroyed 248 homes.
Looking back, maybe winter wasn't so bad after all.