“Watchers 3/5″ by Drew Levin

I don’t know if you have had the opportunity to visit Colorado, but let me just tell you that it is beautiful. I was lucky enough to have visited it on multiple occasions, and on each visit was awed by it’s silent, dignified beauty; I did not understand what “purple mountains majesty” meant until I visited Colorado.

When I heard there were fires just outside of Boulder, a small part of my heart keened. It pains me to think of all that beauty falling to so much flame and ash. My heart goes out to all the residents of the area, both for the loss of their property, but more so for the loss of their home; the trees, the wilderness, all the beautiful things they have come to know and love.

There’s very little that can make such a situation like this at all palatable, but it seems fitting that some beauty be able to be drawn from the wanton destruction: photographer and Colorado resident Drew Levin has put together a stunning photo collection of the blaze, that makes the fire seem like a landscape of some beautiful, lonely planet.

To see the entire collection, click here.

In the meantime, here are some resources that will help keep you abreast of the situation, and ways you can help:

• Google has put together an aggregate map to track updates on the fires latest progress.

Fourmilefirehelp.com is a forum to rally resources and offer help to evacuees

Fire, end soon.

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