Coming back from the shops in Penrith last week I was surprised to see this billow of smoke. It turned out to be a grass fire in the industrial estate, not buildings on fire. It's was timely reminder we are in bushfire/grassfire season. There have been total fire bans for the past two days because of the high winds and continuing dry weather. This has had me over at our bush block for the past couple of days raking up the leaf litter from around the buildings. There is an astounding amount of it, so not yet done. With all those years of rain, bushfires were hardly as risk so I didn't clean up, now I have to.