However, this red sky reminds us there is a fire in the Gila which is in the southwest part of New Mexico. The winds blew in just the perfect direction to spread the smoke our way.
While a fire is destructive, it provides cleansing of the land for new healthy growth. The resulting smoke creates an amazing veil of color in front of the sun.
Thoughts and prayers for safety go out to those in the path as well as those fighting the blazes of the The Whitewater Baldy Complex Wildfire in the Gila National Forest. Several homes have already burned.