This is what I see from the chair that I sit on in the afternoon out on our deck. Last year at this time, we were watching the Monument Fire coming our way. Thankfully, it was contained, but it took a month. Much of the flora on the mountains was destroyed, and then when the monsoon rains came, there were floods. About forty houses were destroyed in the fire, and then more damage from the floods.
We have a lot of birds that come to the feeder. Mostly they are sock finches.