Charred Trunk | Blewett Pass, WA | August 2019
Wildfire bad; wildfire good. Forests razed; forests reborn. Homes burned; home-building booms. Fire’s balance between awful and awesome continues to be veiled in smoke. No response suits every situation. Arguments for extinguishing, igniting, controlling, observing the worst blazes all have merit. What we know for sure: There’s both horror and ￼beauty, worry and wisdom, in how Nature regulates the landscape. Thunderheads bring the shock of lightning but also, we hope, the relief of rain.