A touch of rose in the sunset…

A-touch-of-rose-in-the-sunset

Wether its the residual smoke in the atmosphere or just the time of year I don’t know but every so often a sunset has this slightly rosey glow, its a pleasant surprize when one can capture it…

Sunset smoke…

Sunset-smog

One never knows what atmospheric change is going to do with the colour of light. The bush fire smoke had been rolling around all day on Sunday but as the wind dropped towards evening and the smoke got thicker the light took on a distinctively orange hue as the sun set.

Smoggy evening in the First Basin…

Smoggy evening in the first basin

The smoggy smokey views around Launceston in the last three days were reminiscent of scenes from the film Soilant Green from the 1970’s. The scenario is simple the earth has become so overheated and polluted that humans have to live in a sealed area where all food is produced bio mechanically by technology from a feedstock that we are never quite certain of. Just occasionally some the populous get glimpses of the outside world but its made out to be a poisiness and inhospitable not to dissimmilar to the above. Circumstances pressure a few of these individuals to escape the organised but terrible dictatorial bubble and go out into the smog and create new life. I couldn’t help but think that these young recent migrants from Africa playing soccer fitted this scenario amid the smog of recent days.
The seventy or so bushfires burning to the west and north of Launceston are an equally terrible reminder that our small island world is fragile and subject to the forces of nature and now the changing environment. Spare a thought for the people who’s lives and homes are threatend by fire and for the volenteer fire fighters who drop everything to go into service for others…