I got up early one Sunday to drive my older son down to the ferry wharf. We live on the top of a hill, and as we pulled out of the drive-way, the hills to the north were almost hidden in smoke, each ridge more hazed than the one before. Angus suggested that there would probably be more smoke haze before the day was out. The trees on our hilltop were motionless, and so I had to agree with him. We have had several mild and calm days, and the control burners have been out in force, getting ready for the coming summer.
|Aborigines "using fire to hunt kangaroos" by Joseph Lycett: like many early|
white visitors, Lycett failed to understand the science involved.
|Running across the photo, you can see the fire trail we walked in on.|
be no flowers in 1994, and only a few next year, but 1996 should easily make up for it.