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Smoke on The Water | by Gary Randall
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Smoke on The Water

Fire in the sky.

 

Trillium Lake at sunset through a veil of smoke.

 

The forest fires create a beauty of their own in their part of the natural world. Fire is one of the natural elements that create the balance of our world. One half of a year ago my neighbors were dealing with the opposing natural element water in the form of a flood coming down through the same valley that the smoke from the fire is now following.

 

We now have the renewal of the forest to look forward to, which is a reminder that life goes on. The wildflowers in subsequent years will be more prolific. Life will return and the cycle keeps turning. I try to find beauty in what might appear to be ugliness.

 

Explore - Sep 4, 2011 #42

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Taken on September 3, 2011