Gretchen Markle

2018 08 10 Fire across the valley

Oil pastel

8 in. X 5 in.


NEW DAY, NEW FIRE. This fire started this morning on the west side of the valley. It's the third fire in four days!

Within a day, this small (~ 1 hectare) blaze had blossomed to over 25 hectares. It became harder to see because a pall of smoke blanketed the hillside with just some flames glowing in the timber at the edges.