14 February 2009
glowing, in more ways than one
That was the sky just before sunrise on Friday morning. The bushfires in the Yarra Valley are on the left of the photo.
For the last couple of days our view has looked like this ...
... but today we had a bit of wind and the smoke has mostly cleared away except for a thick brown patch of smoke hanging over the Yarra Valley.
Today is the firstborn's 15th birthday. I do find it hard to believe that I just typed that. We had chish and fips for dinner down by the river and then Mr Soup took all the boys to the Phone Dome to watch Melbourne Victory thrash (hopefully) Adelaide. Sorry Pav and thirdcat and Fiona. (All the ticket takings are going to bushfire relief so it's in a good cause, if that helps).
The birthday boy requested a guitar for his birthday; it arrived this afternoon (acoustic, steel string) and he can play everything on it already, which is good as he and four friends have formed a rock band. He's the lead singer but I suggested he add a guitar so he has something to do with his hands.
He amazes me, my funny Valentine.