We’ve smelled smoke and seen quite a few brush fires lately. I remember these fires in the US and they were a huge problem. Sometimes they would get out of control and cause major devastation and burn homes and other property. Here though, no one seems to get very concerned, and they seem to burn themselves out rather quickly. It’s the dry season, no rain for quite a while, lots of dry, brown grass, and lots of windy weather. That would make me very worried!
There was a fire very close to our house a couple days ago. It was in the field and up the hill where we went for this post – Climbing the Mountain. We noticed the smoke and went to see what was happening. There was one fire truck and two firemen, and they were mostly wetting down the area near the road. When I went back the next day I could see where the fire had burned much of the field and went up the hill, but it hadn’t gone much farther than where it was actively burning while we were there.
Since there was a fire and lots of smoke, it would be a shame to pass up a photo op. So, I have put together a collection to show a bit of what happened, and also to enjoy the interesting effects of the smoke and the sun.