en fuego

What kinds of clouds are these bubbling above the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming?

Ominous ones.

As we traveled through Wyoming toward the Black Hills of South Dakota, this sight engulfed our vision and made us all do a little *gulp*.

As we got closer, we could see these weren’t nimbus, cumulus, or stratus clouds … this was forest fire smoke. From my years working as a wilderness station guard in the Selway-Bitteroot wilderness, this image sent chills up my spine.

And then, there it was … we could actually SEE the fire.

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  1. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Gulp!! Be safe!

  2. Lynne says:

    Frightening . . . The dangers from fire seems to be increasing wherever we live!

  3. Laurie Dimino says:

    Stay safe MaryJane! Prayers going out to those in the afffected area- safety for all of the people and livesstock and wildlife! Very scary sight indeed-just looking at it in pictures- cant imagine actually being there in person.

  4. Ann Marie says:

    We lived in Montana a number of years ago, and our first view of forest fire was one that was burning around us on three sides at the same time as the Yellowstone Fire was scorching its grounds two hundred miles from us. It was a terrifying sight to see ash fall around us, the sun blood-red in the sky, and to know that at any time the wind may change. Ominous “clouds” is a good description.

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