I am continuing my colour-combo-making fun with more head scarves. I have always loved this rich olive green with
a bright coral, and for some reason it only struck me just the other day that it perfectly matched this favourite dress
It wasn't a nice afternoon though. There was an out of control grass fire uncomfortably close to us and I watched the huge plume of smoke get closer and closer from my bedroom window. It was so strange seeing the updates on the emergency info website list suburbs a short drive away as being in danger, and having such a strong smell of burning in the house. The sunlight filtering into the bathroom and hallway was a deep orange, instead of the usual blinding pale yellow, and when I opened the back door it took me a second or two to realise that the weird dusty black things landing on me were bits of ash.
Later in the evening I was meeting up with a friend who has recently moved interstate and was back in Melbourne for a quick visit, so I sweated my way into the city and soothed my smokey throat with good gin and tonics and oysters. The fire threat was over (for us) by yesterday morning, but I didn't have any internet for a while – so no morning blog post! It has been surprising to see the fires so close to us here in a big city. I'm so glad it's over.