Homes Under Threat: 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Christine Redding

The afternoon of June 26, 2012, the Waldo Canyon fire was approaching the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. In the next hours, high winds drove the flames exploding across these hillsides and sent embers over these houses. Some seen in this picture, are, today, bare foundations, beside others still standing. Joseph Cambell, interviewed some years ago by Bill Moyers, described the meaning of the word, sublime: the feeling of looking into the face of something of awesome, irresistible power and terrible beauty... Like looking into the face of God. I thought of that, watching this.

Location: Colorado Springs, CO


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