We had a wonderful time with 3 of the grandchildren who lived on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland for 6 years, returning to Launceston in 2014 mid winter and the 5 of them lived with us for several months until they were able to get their own home.
On Sunday they all came for a barbecue dinner but the children arrived at 1.30pm and their parents went for a long walk up the Gorge, not far from the city.
Being a hot day we turned the sprinkler on for the children, before that the helicopter and bucket took off near home to help fight the fires.
I grabbed my old DSLR Canon Camera and put the appropriate lens on to shoot this shot.
Photo taken January 19 from a street near by. All of Launceston and surrounding areas for miles/km is like this as the smoke from some 30 fires burning on the north of the Island.
The weeds had been sprayed two days prior.
Miss 9, and Mister 3 - soon to be 4. He's the grandson I delivered on the side of a busy Highway on the Sunshine Coast.
Miss 8. The lawn is now dry as most are at this time of year.