The top half of this 1931 photo was eerily similar to the view we had this morning.
When I woke up it was to the gentle pattering of rain on the roof and the kind of beautiful misty morning that I love. A pity that it wasn’t real. 😦
All the ‘mist’ was heavy smoke from local fuel reduction burning done by the DSE. Unfortunately, the light rain was not washing the smoke from the sky, the cloud cover was just keeping it from blowing away. It was a horrible morning and you could taste the smoke in the back of your throat. Ick.
The kids and I decided to pack up and take a drive to Eastland, a large shopping mall about 40km-ish away. I figured that we might have managed to get away from it by the time we were there, and if nothing else we could breathe processed air for the afternoon instead of air you could actually see. No winners there!
The pretty much invisible caption at the bottom says;
Against a background of smoke from clearing fires, most farms in the wheat belt have originated in the manner of this one at Turdun, near Mullewa.