Big Hump Fire

 Many thanks to Dale Ireland for offering an archived time-lapse video of the Big Hump fire on the Olympic Peninsula. The video, taken September 11, captures the eruption of the pyrocumulus cloud and the eerie smokey sunset.
   The best way to view it is to expand to "full screen" and move back a bit from your computer screen. There are several seconds of black screen, then dawn, then, about 20 seconds in, you can see the pillar-like cloud of smoke on the horizon.
  Yes, I am a bit obsessed by these clouds and by Dale Ireland's daily video of the sky over the Olympic Mountains. That's why I have a permanent link to his website at right. Please don't try to tell me there is something better on television.