My house always seem to smell like smoke.
Here in Western Australia we have a 'Bushfire Season' which is pretty much all of summer.
That means that there is a pall of smoke during in summer.
In winter a lot of people use wood fires to warm their homes, and in spring and autumn - or whenever conditions permit - the fire department is back-burning to reduce bush fire risk.
That means that as often as not there is smoke everywhere. The smell gets into everything. I prefer to leave all my fabrics boxed up during smoky weather if I can.
We pulled over so I could take these shots on Monday afternoon.
Property owners will regularly get fire permits so they can burn off leaf litter and other flammable items that could be ignited by stray embers in their yard; which just means more smoke everywhere.
There's been some pretty serious fires over the years with homes lost so everyone tries their best to be diligent and prepared.
Are you prepared in case of fire? Do you have an evacuation plan? Are your pets a part of that plan? What is the one item you would take with you if you had to evacuate?