|Pajarito Mtn. ski hill at center. |
Taken yesterday afternoon with the new Blackberry
But we are home. The town escaped unburned, thanks to huge efforts by local and Federal firefighting teams. And homes were safe, thanks to Chief Torpy and his officers, the National Guard, and nearby state and local police units who chipped in to watch the town with all of us gone. But its still just a little depressing to be back: the air is thick with acrid smoke and fires are still burning in the surrounding mountains, which took a terrific pounding. Not nice for nature. Or for bicycling and any other aerobic activity. Unless you have a HEPA mask on.
|Hey, man, with the forest burned, these digs will have to do|
|Now, about dinner....|
|Cuddles up close. |
Don't worry for my sanity; that's ~300 mm of effective zoom
|Some stuff still burning up there. Park the mountain bike for now|