Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Summer or Fire

Summer and Fire

Let’s Hit The Beach

Summer has been and gone here and I didn’t get out and about to take a lot of pictures. Of course to many Australians summer means the beach and we do have some good ones whether you live in the city or the country.


Summer at the beach, Dover, Tasmania 2014
Watson's Bay Beach, Sydney
The beach at Watson’s Bay, Sydney. March 2016

There’s No Smoke Without Fire

A less pleasant part of the Australian summer is the threat of bushfires. Luckily this summer Tasmania escaped without a major one. On these calm, autumn days Forestry Tasmania and many private landowners carry out fuel reduction burns to reduce the risk. This week they are burning near Geeveston and in the late afternoon you can see how the smoke from the fires gives the sky an orange tinge.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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