Last week we had a large thunderstorm. As is typical it produced no rain, it's just too dry here for that. There was, however, a lot of lightening. Unfortunately the lightening started many fires. The many fires have grown into two very large fires. Often now we see smoke billowing up from the other side of the mountains. And when the wind blows just right (or just wrong, really) the Treasure Valley fills up with smoke. Such has been the case the past two days and although I hate breathing the smoke in, it can make for some beautiful sun rises and sets.
Here is this morning's sun rise: