I initially read that The Colorado Springs’ fire was started by a lightning strike but now they aren’t sure. A few years ago, I was at a home located on Highway 24 in or very near Waldo Canyon for a dinner party when suddenly a little thunderstorm rolled in. I happen to be in the faction that enjoys a good storm. I suppose it’s the electricity in the air and the fact that nothing bad has ever happened to me. I’d probably feel different otherwise.
Anyway, this storm was producing some consistent lightning. So much so that I didn’t need a lightning trigger and what luck – I happened to have my tripod with me. So I sneaked away from the table, set up the tripod and clicked away.
Another area in the evacuation path is the U.S. Air Force Academy campus. The Chapel, part of the Academy campus, is a fabulous structure and it would be devastating to lose it. The Air Force Academy has its own fire department trained to handle forest fires, so I hope all is well in the end. As of this morning, it looks like it will be ok.