Disastrous beauty

It was a beautiful sunset in Minnesota last evening, thanks mostly to the wildfire burning around Fort Collins, Colorado.

It’s big. Real big, as this “false color” satellite image from Digital Globe shows. The dark area has been burned. The red area is still healthy forest.


Like the beauty of a sunset, there’s a certain beauty in that picture, too. But as with most disasters that have a pretty edge to them, the closer you get, the less pretty it becomes.


(Associated Press photo)

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