It’s bushfire season, and there was a particularly severe few days last week when the air was thick with smoke for hundred of kilometres from the fires to the north, south and west of Sydney. I was about 300 kilometres north, in Taree, when I saw this richly lit facade. The building is painted a kind of pale yellowy off-white — the rich honey colour has nothing to do with the name of the building, but comes from the late afternoon sun filtered through smoke haze. A couple of days later, on my return home, I noticed an unusual amount of bee activity under my studio window, and discovered hundreds of bees attempting to build a hive. Coincidence or not, they had to be moved!

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