Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bushfires

My heart goes out to the many people who have lost their homes and loved ones, not to mention pets, livestock and businesses, in the bushfires, which are still burning strongly in some areas. It is a terrifying experience, and devastating for small communities. The little township of Marysville is no more - a very pretty and historically significant township wiped off the map in a single day. Chum Creek has gone. Most of Kinglake has gone. Very, very sad and very, very distressing.
The photo is of the Coldstream fires from our front garden - it was moving in our direction until the cool change came through. We were lucky - we had ash, but no burning embers, but we remained vigilant - the hot northerly winds were atrocious.If anyone is wondering how they can help - please donate to the emergency services - they need all the financial help they can get. Also the Bushfires Appeal - the Bendigo Bank is taking donations.
A very sad and distressing time.
Liz

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