It is a beautiful picture, no?
Unashamedly lifted from S.F. Gate, a part of the San Francisco Chronicle (or it used to be).
California, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Utah :: almost all the Western States of the U.S. of A. are ablaze.
If you have never been IN an ongoing wild fire, this is exactly what it is like :: awe-full, light, dark, cloudy, dusty, acrid, dramatic, affecting all the senses. May you all be saved from this experience, and may all the folk who are experiencing it now be in the hands of Spirit.