One of my wolf packs is from Colorado, Silver Town, an makeshift place partly based on the quaint silver mining town of Telluride where I've skied before. For RomCon, I visited Colorado City.
Unfortunately, fires are raging in parts of the area. So I managed to take a picture of the mountains in the morning. By afternoon and evening, the smoke is like a thick fog. Two people have died in the fires so they're treating it as homicide.
The wildlife and acres of trees are being lost. No one knows if they're being set on purpose or if it's carelessness or an act of nature. It's devastating for everyone no matter the reasons for the fires.
They said the mountains are normally crystal clear, but with the haze of smoke, this is how it looks even in the morning at its best.
Here are the Colorado City Skies at sunset--I thought the clouds meant rainclouds and maybe they'd get some relief. But they're clouds of smoke. I found it difficult to breathe at night with all the smoke in the hotel rooms and throughout the area.
Not only do people lose their homes, but animals living in the wilderness do as well. It's a terrible loss to all. And the air we all breathe is being fouled as well.
I love how wolves are family oriented, which is why I started writing about them first as shapeshifters.
Loretta's picture of her camping trip in the woods.
Jaguars aren't the same, yet with the shifters, they are half human, so sometimes their human half takes over and then they have stick-with-it-ness that wolves have. Mating for life. Staying together as a family.
And of a jaguar.
I'll be talking about the big cats on Brooklyn Ann's blog in August. It's amazing how different they are from other big cats and from domesticated cats. And how different they are from wolves.
Loretta's picture of the sun rising at a campground in Michigan where it was 49 degrees this morning. Sounds nice. :) Perfect wolf weather.
Have a super Sunday!! It's stifling hot here, and we've got a long summer ahead of us. July and August and September can be the hottest. :(
At times like this, I feel we may never have any rain again.
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