This Is A Bushfire Sun - At Lunchtime
If you saw the post Bushfires On Our Doorstep which I published on Tuesday and the follow-up post titled C Is For Courage on Wednesday, you'd be aware that we were in a bushfire zone recently.
While we discussed the need to decide rapidly what we needed to pack if we had to evacuate the house, Mrs Authorblog noticed that high above us, something else was burning.
No, there was no need to panic. It was just the sun. But as in any bad bushfire, it looked very different from what you'd expect at lunchtime.
It was only 1.36 in the afternoon, but the sun was a danger beacon.
While the fires were raging near us, I received an email from US-based blogger Jenera Healy who asked if we were all right. She said the bushfires had been reported on their local bulletins and concluded, "You know it’s a big story if they’re reporting Australian fires here in Idaho".
Just for the record, if you want to check out some other photographs of bushfire sunscapes, I did a post in December 2006 called Bushfire Sunrise and one in January 2008 called Smoke On The Water - which will show you the unusual aspects of a familiar celestial object.
For other participants in Dot’s concept, go to Sky Watch HQ.