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Almost sunset

January 14,2020.

This was sunset with a smoke filled sky last week.

The sun is natural, however, everything else

in the image has been brightened a bit.

Widespread rain and a wind change have both helped

to suppress the fires and clear the sky.


Hope you enjoyed.



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My query for readers today is;

Do you see these sights in your forests?



I believe that this has contributed to our fires this season.

Today I was talking briefly to a couple

from Wodonga (near the fires),

showed them these photos and they stated that

this is like heir forest floors.

I won’t rant…just cry at the mess we get ourselves into

because in the case of this reserve, fallen branches

cannot be removed because they may be the

home of native mice and rats.

For the record this reserve is nowhere near the current fires.

It is around 20 km from Geelong, opposite a golf course,

two or three hundred metres from an industrial estate

which backs onto housing.

Given the correct conditions…..


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This image came through on Facebook.

While the image refers to

just under 6 million hectares being burned

Wikipedia states that it is

10.7 million hectares as of January 8, 2020.

https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › 2019–20_Australian_bushfire_season

The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season involves

a series of bushfires that are currently

burning across Australia,

predominantly in the south-east.

The 2019–20 bushfire season is of notable intensity

compared to previous seasons as it has burned;

an estimated 10.7 million hectares (26 million acres;

107,000 square kilometres; 41,000 square miles),

destroyed over 5,900 buildings

(including over 2,204 homes) and

killed 28 people as of 8 January 2020


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