6"x 8" oil
The sky looked so beautiful the next morning after the thunderstorms that I decided before we left the lake to take some last-minute photos. We didn't know yet that fires had started and the lovely orange glow was caused by them. We were truly lucky to have escaped when we did as the roads would soon be closed and too dangerous to drive on. Later seeing online photos of the fires raging all around the lake made me realize how precious my few pictures are as the woods will never look quite the same again.