We have had some terrible fires here in SD also. Nothing, thank God, like the one in Colorado Springs, CO, but many acres of hay were lost and 4 firemen died in an airplane crash. So, the smoke has been hanging around a lot. I took this photo on the 4th of July of the sky and sun outside our house. Then later in the day after the wind began to move the smoke around a bit I took this photo of our flag out front.
The weather has cooled down and the sky is blue again. We even had rain the other day. Life is better now that we can all breathe again.