Fire behind our Fence
Tonight, we were startled by loud crackling sound only to find the bush burning behind our house. It is the time for burning the bush; dry enough for the fire to stay alight and damp enough so it doesn't reach the canopy or move too quickly. This one obviously disturbed the neighbours because the fire department arrived to monitor it.
Having grown up in the bush, I am accustomed to preparing for/preventing bush fires in Victoria. It is still very strange to casually watch the bush burn!