Thursday, 25 March 2010

dog-walking in Darebin Parklands at sunset

As I said in my previous post, tonight we took Penny for an evening walk to Darebin Parklands. It was a warm day. It was also a smoky one. I think there must be lots of burning-off going on around Melbourne, in preparation for next year's bushfire season. Thank goodness this summer was virtually free of bushfires!

It's great that the authorities are preparing early for next summer. Of course, there's only a small window of opportunity to burn off, as it needs to be still, cool and dry. Once winter sets in it might be too wet.

As we walked with Penny along the clifftop above Darebin Parklands, the sunset was lovely, an effect of the smoky air. The city skyline was a blur on the horizon



and the sun set through a red haze.



As we went down the hill into the parklands, the sun set.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Let's hope it is too wet this winter - it would be great to get a lot of rain.

Schwang said...

That looks so beautiful!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - those are incredible pictures! Must be a very scenic walk!! :-)

Hsin-Yi

Twinkietinydog said...

Phew, this is the "good" smoky not like our smoky when we were on fire for weeks. Phew again. Lovely photos.
Twinkie

parlance said...

Twink, your forest fires were awful! But i suppose your authorities do preventative burns also. Do you? I think we and you have the most burnable bush in the whole world. Maybe France also...

parlance said...

Mary, lots of rain would be great!

parlance said...

Schwang, it's a beautiful place, and right in the middle of a city suburb.

parlance said...

Honey, as I said to Schwang, it's amazing that such a beautiful place is right in the middle of suburban Melbourne. I't a credit to the people who saw its possibilities when it was a rubbish tip fifty years ago.

Slavenka said...

Parlance,your photos of sunset are so beautiful.

parlance said...

Thanks, Slavenka!