the wolf fire is still burning, some 50 miles away (it was the cause of the monday morning ashfall here). and even without a whole lot of visible smoke in the air, it’s turned the color of the light to something quite extrordinary. for example: my car is a deep gray with distinctly cool amethyst undertones. it’s practically purple – couldn’t tell, eh? and here’s the afternoon sky, and later in the evening. i should have driven somewhere to get better pictures of that sky, but i’m feeling a little wheezier than usual, so i’m taking it easy. fire’s still burning out of control as it has been since saturday, with no containment in sight and explosively dry brush conditions.
in other news, here’s kurtwood enjoying a very cozy time with his new Rayman game — what a great learning game. it plays like a sonic or crash bandicoot type game, but slower paced and with very soothing music, and to advance you must recognize numbers, letters, and sounds.
that’s been the news and weather, i’d like to thank the lovely free graphics program ‘the gimp’ for making resizing and optimizing those images a breeze. i have a deep appreciation for quality free stuff.