Demarcation of the smoke from the Fontenelle Fire is clearly visible from our house today. The fire started on Sunday. It has grown from 300 acres early yesterday to 12,000 acres today.
Above is the view from our house looking south . . .
west . . .
east . . .
Yes, this lovely half of a trailer home is what we gaze upon as we look out our front windows. I've been purposely avoiding displaying it in any pictures because I don't want it to be the impression folks have of our new place. Yes, it's an eye sore, and no, I don't think it's going away. The lot behind it has been leveled and a "foundation" put in place. Looks like the owners got about half way through the project and quit. I have a feeling it has been sitting there a long time. We have yet to ask any neighbors about it but will when we get a chance. Anyway, what's important is that we are not letting it get to us. Usually, on a non-smoke day, we have gorgeous views of the mountains in the this direction and continuing to the east. I have perfected looking beyond the black plastic to the beautiful granite peaks in the distance. I only see the forest, not the one ugly tree.