Took a great ride yesterday, in spite of the 50 mph wind gusts.
But, as I turned back and looked north towards Boulder, I saw that huge ugly plume of smoke so characteristic of an out-of-control wildfire.
As I got back, I looked south and west, and coming over my house was another huge plume of smoke.
Both fires were caused by downed power lines from the 80 mph winds.
Over 12,000 folks were evacuated. About 6,000 acres burned. Unknown so far about homes burned near Boulder, only a shed to the southwest.
But this morning, RAIN mixed with some snow - first we have had since August.
I will forego my ride in honor of the rain. Nothing puts a fire out better than rain.