What a dry summer it has been! Last week there was an awful wildfire in Foumile Canyon, in west Boulder County. Strong winds spread the fire quickly and the rough terrain made it harder to fight. Over 160 homes were lost, the worst fire in the state history. This area is right in between two of the places I love best, Nederland and Jamestown. I'm auctioning a new painting on my Facebook page to raise donations towards relief efforts, HERE , or at the top of the sidebar on the right. I understand that it's tough times for everyone to give everywhere, but if you're interested in owning this piece anyway, please do place a bid!
One of the first wildflowers to bloom after a fire, Fireweed grows in bright sunlight. Though patched and barefoot, she holds hope that the forest will grow again.