This is the last phote I took of our house before we left due to mandatory fire evacuation. It was a cloudless day - that's smoke.
We went to stay with friends in Woodland Park. Now the southern part of Woodland Park is on pre-evacuation notice. We're not packing to leave again yet, but we are watching and discussing where to go next. The pass to Colorado Springs is closed, so we'll have to go deeper into the mountains.
It felt surreal to leave as sherrifs went from house to house. But it's not a drill. It's real.
Okay this makes it even more surreal. I first became aware of the fire as I picked a book from the Cascade library. I'm pasting the cover for you. Kind of makes you shiver, doesn't it?