Penny had a quiet day today, because the smoke from the bush fires is drifting across the city of Melbourne and we didn't think it was a good idea to go walking.
Here's the view of sunset over Melbourne on 22 December 2013 with the nearby city buildings silhouetted against the sky.
Here's the same view tonight, with the buildings lost in the haze of smoke.
The Moon is red, as it was in the terrible fires of 2009. Thank God no lives have been lost this week, a wonderful credit to the organisation of the fire response, and to the bravery of our wonderful CFA firefighters and the other firefighters who assisted them. It's so sad, though, for the many people who have lost their homes.