Friday, April 25, 2008

Anzac Day

Today is the 93rd Anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli and honour those who have fought since.

Today we took my mother for a drive to see my son's house and had morning tea there. I took along a tin of Anzac Biscuits. We all enjoyed them and the tin I will use for my threads.

My father was a soldier during the Second World War and completed the embroidery in Tobruk where he was hospitalised for a month with knee problems.

Smokey smokey Dandenong Ranges

The authorities have been burning off for a number of days now. The smoke has lingered as there is not much wind, ideal for burning off.

The pictures were taken as the sun rose in the morning. The sun was an eerie red colour caused by the smoke from the fire. The camera did not really capture the colour it was.