Friday, November 14, 2008

Can't see the hill opposit.

Sydney
Summer
Smoke
Fire


Something local is burning fiercely. The air is thick with the smell of burning eucalyptus and fine white ash has settled on my hat.

-- update

Sentinel shows that it's still 11km away from the LCNP in the Chase - still, its not good if you live on the edge of Gargial. Its about 36 today and dry


Fires burning, fires burning

Draw nearer, draw nearer...


--
update

Its a hazard reduction burnoff.

12 comments:

Laura said...

Holy shit, Stephen! Stay safe and flame retardant.

Cat said...

Yikes! I wish you lots of water, or rain or both!

xl said...

Is that typical to have a "fire season," or it's drought related or what? Take care.

Memphis Steve said...

Holy cow! Now I wish you Twittered 'cause I'd like to know what's going on.

unique_stephen said...

Don't worry - It's just the natural order guys - this is Australia - so hot it B U R N S

but shit, now my washing is going to stink

De Campo BC said...

Always remember to duck and cover.

Can Bass 1 said...

Oh, sorry. Think I'm lost!

Em said...

You have a good nose.

Memphis Steve said...

I'm out in the country, as far outside Memphis as we felt we could reasonably go and still work inside the city. People burn off fields out here from time to time. It can smell truly awful at times and make for a miserable day. We have to close up the house to try to keep the smell and the pollutants out. It makes your eyes burn and water and it stinks. Anyway, I had thought you had a huge forest fire coming your way and it was out of control or something, so I was concerned.

Eostre said...

I was thinking that summer was a little far off but then I remembered that you live on Hthrae, where everything is backwards.

Sumer is icumen in
Luhdly sing cucu

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Be careful sweetie. We have lots of them here in Southern California. The most important thing is keeping your family safe.

ciao honey.

lisamaree said...

hahahahaha. Gotta love Hazard reduction burns... good old NPWS. Sorry... you gotta laugh... you really do...

Does sentinel still have the smokestack problem where it sees fire where there is only industrial areas?
It still seems to be running the same setup it had 5 years ago....