Western Light: Summer Smoke

Summer smoke lying low in the stillness of the morning.

Summer smoke lying low in the stillness of the morning.

Summer (or close to it) can mean only one thing in Arizona: wildfires. If we're lucky and have a good, wet winter, there's more spring growth and more fuel for wildfires. If we have a dry winter, there's more dead and dying plants and more fuel for wildfires. We can't win. If we're really lucky, the fires will be small and/or easily contained, although we will still see evidence of them in the morning as the smoke lies across the lowland.

Melissa Bowersock is a photographer and multi-genre author with multiple novels and non-fiction titles to her credit. For more information, visit her web page at www.newmoonrising.net.

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