Forty four degrees in the forest…

Forty four degrees in the forest
Canon 5D mk1 converted to IR ƒ11 1/60s ISO160 Voigtlander 40mm

I had to take another look at this view. I can’t leave the property when the temperature is in the high thirties and forties just in case of fire. The fires last weekend were very bad fifty two families are now without their homes in areas that I know well it’s very very sad. It seems that strong winds blew a power pole over on private property, the cables arced and caused the fire and the wind fanned the flames very quickly. I really feel deeply for all the people affected but it could happen to anyone who lives in the Darling Ranges we are more than most, subject to the forces of nature even though there is the possibility that it may have been caused by human error. One only has to look at the magnificence of this place, so why would any one want to leave! The volunteer fire brigade with the help of water bombing managed to get the fires under control on the second night with help from the overnight cool temperatures and the laps in the wind, they truly wonderful people. After four days cool temperatures 25 – 29 degC today again the temperature has risen to thirty nine, we cross our fingers and live in hope…

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