Thursday, June 15, 2017

fire sky

Doing its very best to look like a Turner painting, or a volcano, or both, here's the sun setting over the Cajete Fire in the Jemez mountains, as seen from our back yard.  Cajete?   In fact that comparison to a volcano isn't so far fetched.  This is just by Valles Caldera, a huge volcanic area (and still, indeed, quietly active), and El Cajete is a huge plug of pumice that the volcano spat out at some point.  All the same, yes, the word does mean - as well as "earthenware cooking pot" - toilet bowl, or bum, or ... This ignited in the late morning: let's hope that it's not as drastic as the 2011 fire not too far away from the site of this one ...

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