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)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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