02.09.13 - Scorched Earth!

On Sunday afternoon we were surprised to smell burning in the air, it turned out to be a field fire just down the road from us. No one is sure how it started, the ground has been tinder dry for some time, and this stubble field obviously didn't take much lighting! Luckily the fire brigade were on the scene quickly, and the westerly wind blew the flames away from nearby houses. Two hours before the fire I had actually run up the path on the right and on up the hill. The acrid smell in the air would make running a far from pleasant experience now, so I'll have to avoid this area for a while.

If people feel strongly that Smugmug should support communities like the Dailies in the new layouts then I suggest you tell them so in their features request forum here;

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