Bushfire season, as you would expect, a is a threat we usually don’t see until the summer months. This year is different. An unseasonably warm spring has seen a huge area of N.S.W engulfed in fires. Sydney, though untouched by the raging flames, yesterday found itself beneath a sepia fog, the gusty hot winds blowing smoke and ash a great distance from the furnace.
Jacaranda trees bloom in Sydney only in October and November, splashing dots of pastel purple all over the city. I was mesmerised by the vibrant colours of the jacarandas against a sepia sky, an unusual sight, to say the least.
My heart goes out to those who are directly affected by these horrific infernos, I can only begin to imagine how terrifying and heartbreaking it must be. I captured these images with gratitude for the beauty that surrounds me, with empathy for those who aren’t so lucky and with the eerie reminder that this has happened in spring.