Lens-Artists Challenge # 128 – Here Comes the Holiday Season

Christmas in Australia has always been about holidays, sunscreen, and bushfires. Summer holidays seem to go hand in hand with bushfires.

Fires last year were so fierce they gained international attention. A year or so before that we packed up the car for fires had reach our suburb on the outskirts of the city. We lived near the bush.

Australian trees regenerate and germinate after fire

What most people don’t know is that our trees naturally regenerate. Their blackened trunks after a couple of months begin to sprout leaves. It’s pretty weird but they actually germinate through fire.

Smoke on Sydney Harbour Bridge last fire season.

This year the fires have been replaced by king tides, rain and humid weather. It doesn’t mean they won’t happen but probably not for a couple of months.

It is a strange year. Currently state borders are shut for people from Sydney so I think for us it will be about staying low key and local. We will, if we can, head a few hours up the coast to some of our beautiful beaches there.

Stay safe these holidays everyone…and don’t forget the sunscreen!🌞

Lens-Artists Challenge #128 – And Here Comes the Holiday Season…

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