Photographer's Note

My New Year wish is for the bush (wild) fires around Australia to go away. It is a bit like when we were in Alaska earlier this year except they were waiting for snow to put the fires out whilst we need rain.
I took this photo this afternoon from the same place as I took my "Smoke! Fire! photo over 2 weeks ago (Follow the Mittagong link above to see that one). Since then the fires have moved through inaccessible country towards us, bursting out occasionally to destroy houses in small settlements. Today there is a weird orange red glow to the smoke. Our house is behind the tree on the right.
The trees in the foreground are dead from drought, not fire.
In the workshop is a photo of yesterday's sun shining through the smoke at about 6:45 pm.
Today we've been advised to get ready to evacuate if fire gets much closer so we're busy packing. Sorry not to be optimistic at this time of year.

Best in the large view.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 82 N: 5726] (26293)
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