Smoky Okie Sunset

Smoky Okie Sunset

A fine afternoon of driving, hiking, picnic-eating, and wildlife observation with my kids concluded with one of the strangest sunsets in awhile, seen from high up the west slope of Mount Scott. Even though 2007 had been a wet year, a fire somewhere on Fort Sill property spread smoke through the late-day skies of the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. Wisps and ribbons of the smoke slowly swayed across the sky over southwestern Oklahoma, visually flavoring the sunset sky like a delicious barbecue sauce.  In an illusion, the sun appears to descend through the smoke instead of past it.

2 WNW Medicine Park OK (17 Nov 7) Looking WSW
34.744, -98.5327

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