The Springs Fire is reflected on wet sand at the beach near the the Pacific Coast Highway and north of the Ventura County Line on May 2. The wind-driven wildfire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened neighborhoods. (Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters) (via Wildfires in California - The Big Picture - Boston.com)
A firefighter walks past trees on fire during a wildfire in Tabuyo del Monte near Leon, Spain, on Tuesday August 21, 2012. Some 500 soldiers have been deployed to help battle a wildfire authorities believe was started intentionally and which has burned 80 sq. kilometers (30. sq. miles) in northern Spain. (AP Photo/Pedro Armestre) (via Pictures of the Week: August 24, 2012Plog Photo Blog)
Chicago Color Run 2012 - one of the most incredible things that I have ever had the joy to experience. It began with a 5k, and ended with this. I sat there among the color-splashed finishers, camera ready and covered in my trusty and very professional plastic grocery bag, as everyone around me counted down. The countdown hit zero and suddenly clouds of color engulfed me and my friends, eventually becoming so thick they blotted out the sun.