Summer is a bit hectic in Sydney at the best of times. Yes, we do have fantastic weather, but this year it is just a bit too early. Our hearts go out to the people of the Blue Mountains, the foothills are right on the outer boundaries of the city, 100km from the CBD. The fires have been devastating with many people losing every possession. The danger has not yet passed, authorities have stated that some may burn for months in the forest areas of the mountains.
Where we live, which is about half way between the city and the mountains, this was the sky on Thursday afternoon at about 6pm. The closest fire was 9 km distant. No danger though, but the smoke turned the sky a weird shade of purple black when it should have been full daylight.