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Australian Summer: Bushfires

Well, we are on fire again. Not in that good way, as in “you’re on fire!”, but in that literal way. That way isn’t good.

My husband and I were out driving yesterday after a night of lightning storms. We stopped at Lake Bonney in Barmera in South Australia to take a few photos of the bushfire not far away.

There are numerous bushfires across SA at the moment. The extreme high temperatures seem to have set the country alight…again.

If you live in an area prone to bushfires it is important to have a bushfire plan. Changing your plans at the last minute can be fatal, so make a decision early and stick to it. Listen to the local emergency radio station for updates and advice on a battery powered device. If you are unsure about your plan perhaps take it to visit your local fire station and ask their opinion on its effectiveness.

Stay safe. My thoughts are with the people in the fire affected areas and those who volunteer to risk their lives defending them.
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Ideally, don’t leave your dog tethered to a jetty with no water in extreme temperatures while you are swimming.
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Stills of Summer 6

A different jetty. This time I had to zoom. This is the extent of my zoom. I was a million miles away. I was impressed that it still produced a clear image that froze the jumpers.

You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.
You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

I have just seen this week’s topic for the Weekly Photo Challenge and can’t believe it, I appear to have peaked a bit early! Last week I posted a series of photos of people doing their thing on a jetty at the river so I am going to post them again for the challenge.

 

A day in the life of a river jetty

Here are another few of the photos I have been taking recently in Waikerie in the Riverland. This jetty got quite a workout in the 2 hours I was at the riverfront for lunch! Probably because it was a GLORIOUS day! Perfect for a bit of nothing.

I am… enjoying the sun.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

As a final comment on growth I wanted to highlight myself. I started taking photos in May with my first photo challenge. I have been taking and blogging photos everyday in the last 3 and a half months to try to improve. The first photo I took was using the prompt peace. Here it is in all its glory.

Look at that photographic genius! haha

Here are a couple I took the other day with the same iphone.

They might not be perfect, but in my opinion they definitely show growth.