Dorothea Mackellar said it best, with her poem "My Country"
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!
Install the Australian Bushfire Danger Sidebar Gadget and keep on eye on the bushfire danger level and total fire ban notifications for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
Still another month of summer to go, and February is always a hot one!