From the balcony of the tower this morning, the distant hills and mountains are hidden in the smoke that drifted over us during the night, like fog but not so fresh and sweet
Many fires during the heat and strong winds of the past two days, looking at the map it feels like we are surrounded. Today, a cooler day with less wind, the danger from those fires has been downgraded.
Two days ago the native hen family disappeared and we wondered if, being the wise, intelligent birds that they are, they went to a safer place, since they can’t fly. There was some loud ‘ecking’ before they left, perhaps telling us to go, too :)) Late yesterday afternoon they returned and are back here for breakfast this morning. I feel so much safer :))