Survived the Summer

After a terrible, long summer of heat and fire, I feel like these northern Idaho larches, glowing with the benediction of autumn cool and moisture. These trees escaped the Trestle Creek Complex by a whisker, and are surely glad to be wreathed in mist rather than smoke. As am I.

6 thoughts on “Survived the Summer

  1. The trees beyond the fog look like they’re burned? That was really close…

    We’ve been lucky here (so far), rain in early October and cool temperatures mostly since. Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of the year — it seems like fire season doesn’t really end anymore…

    • Yes, that’s burn in the mist. This wasn’t a huge fire and appeared to be patchy from what I could see through the fog, but these trees lost their neighbors.

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