I was chatting to my sister on the phone today, saying that there really didn't seem to be much going on with the fire today when I peeked out of the window for the first time in an hour or so. I noticed the light seemed orange, and within 15 minutes, it looked like this.
The good news is that this is the fire blowing northwest - away from the heavily populated areas. But it's still a wee bit creepy to look out your kitchen window to this view!
And to end on an up note, baby is doing swimmingly with her standing lessons.