Our life in the foothills of Calaveras County, California. The pond is at the center of everything. In case we should forget, the bullfrogs yell it out all summer long. A noisy place, but home.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The View of the Rim Fire from Copperopolis
After posting yesterday's picture of the smudge of smoke on the horizon, I was startled this afternoon when this sight greeted me as I drove home from school and climbed the little rise just before turning down our road. The big fluffy thing rising up that looks like a cloud is sunlit smoke -- and if you look closely, you can see the veils of smoke drifting up from the mountains. The fire is still as far away as before, but when I took yesterday's picture I was pointing my camera a little too much to the south plus our nearby hills and trees blocked most of the action. From this vantage point, one can get a sense of where the fire is and its size. It's big -- I've never seen anything like this before.
The latest report on the local news is that it's 15% contained. That's a good thing, but there's still such a long ways to go. I no longer search images for pictures of the fire -- it's too sad.