The sun is shining the color you'd expect see about an hour before sunset. It's kind of unsettling to see that kind of warm glow at 11:30 in the morning.
There's a forrest fire in Amador County about 100 miles east of here, and a thin layer of smoke has settled across the whole sky. There are no real clouds, and at first glance it almost looks like a clear day. Buit the dim amber diffused sunlight has given the landscape a surreal, dream-like quality.
I wonder how well my digital camera would capture the scene. The auto-white balancing would probably artificially "fix" the orange light. Maybe I'll shoot a couple exposures when I'm done with my current task.