Away from the fires

He was listening to music and reclining against the shady steps in Riverfront Park when I met him.  It may look as if I took this picture without his knowing it but that’s not my M.O.  I struck up a conversation and learned that he was a pilot who came from Arizona (by way of Michigan) to help fight the wildfires in Washington.  Tough work, yes, and he’s been at it for three weeks.  This was his break.  I thanked him for what he does and gladly told him to go right back to relaxing.  He had already found a great natural pose.

(Spokane, August 2014)