Thursday, November 30, 2006


We woke this morning to an eerie light. It's like sunrise all day, a sepia day. The world is suffused with a golden light, quiet and restful after the heat and glare of yesterday. Of course, there is a perfectly unromantic and disappointing explanation, the smoke of nearby bushfires is trapped beneath a layer of cloud. I am going about my morning under the cool glare of fluorescent lights, but when I glance at the windows, everything seems so radiant. And it's the perfect light to accentuate the orange of a stray cosmos flower which has sprung up in our driveway.

Summer is starting here, but what a strange beginning.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Pretty flower. I'm sorry the reason is not good, but the light is pretty neat.

Vicki said...

What an interesting looking sky although not a good reason for it. Beautiful colored flower.

~Velda said...

what a bizarre sky....the reason of course, not a good one..... beautiful flower..i wish it were summer here!

Sarah (Mrs Blythe) said...

Oooo word verification is back up. I couldn't comment before because it didn't show the word verification image... Wow these are beautiful pictures...sorry to hear there are fires though!

Suse said...

My parents drove to Brisbane the other day for a theatre date and said it was very smoky.

Take care ...