Wednesday, February 11

No Words

The following link, tells the story in pictures, that words cannot describe.

http://www.news.com.au/gallery/0,23607,5037339-5006020-13,00.html

Some of the fires were the work of arsonists. Murderers.

It is hard to take solace in the fact that we are having violent thunderstorms, with some heavy rainfalls.

It means we are safe for now. A local arsonist was caught last weekend. Luckily no homes or lives were lost, as a result of his evil intent.

Victoria is not having this weather. They still have high winds, & dry conditions. At least it is cooler.

Yesterday was the coldest February day for 17 years, in Sydney.

Facts such as that, astound, when considered with the incredible freak heatwave that fanned the Victorian fires.



Norah Jones, Somewhere over the Rainbow

25 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

Its truly beyond words isnt it?

Pat said...

Megge, the destruction is difficult to comprehend. Thank goodness some rain came for you. Hope it is enough to stop the fires. Prayers are being sent up for you and yours.
Pat

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I just don't know what is wrong with people anymore. To think that someone did this deliberately infuriates me.

Thank God he sent shower's to help soothe your scorched land and lives right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Ms. Burrows said...

It breaks my heart thinking of all the families, lives, homes that are being torn apart or burned away. It really is beyond words. I imagine being with my family trapped by a fire like that and the thought of it keeps me up at night. :(

It makes me sick to think of anyone intentionally starting a fire like that. Even if they don't burn down a home, just thinking of the devestation that could be caused to the wildlife should be worthy of a large punishment.

Blue Mountains Mary said...

Keep letting your overseas blogging friends know about it all Meggie - it is so important I think.

Lee said...

There are no words, Meggie.

malena Sandra said...

Take care of each other,love from Holland!

Lover of Life said...

So sorry, hang in there.

Marja said...

Oh Meggie it is so horrible and so difficult to understand that the fire was lighted by a human

The Sagittarian said...

It is beyond comprehension that anyone would deliberately set some of those fires. There's no logic to it, and be buggered what the psychiatrists tell ya!

Connie W said...

The photos are absolutely unbelievable. Surreal and no words to describe what has happened, just as you wrote.

Mike said...

There really is evil in the world, isn't there?

Catherine said...

The photos are heart-breakingly sad. Just looking at them had me in tears. Stay safe.

Strider said...

Thanks for keeping us posted. We're not hearing much about this in the States....we're to busy falling all over Obama and worshiping him. :-)

Ian Buchan said...

A terrible time for Australians; strength to you all. Last night a friend and I watched the photo gallery and maps on The Herald Sun newspaper, I was moved nearly to tears. Those volunteeer firefighters deserve medals, they are in a war zone. My heart goes out to the bereaved and homeless, one just can't imagine the shock and horror of it all.

Del said...

Sending sympathy and good thoughts to all of Australia. Scary stuff.

Ali Honey said...

It's so bad isn't it. It puts our normal daily grumbles into perspective. We almost feel guilty for being safe and still having a home.

Glad you get some raion - we are supposed to tomorrow but would rather not have the thunder.( or hail )
Stay safe Meggie. You wouldn't like the heat and humidity we are having at the moment.

Jeanette said...

gday Meggie I hope they catch the arsonist that started some of the fires in Victoria and he rots in hell, so much devastion.and heart break..

Anonymous said...

For 'In This Life' -

I am still reading but am temporarily not in Salford as I am on maternity leave! (so now you know I am a woman and of a certain age...)

I don't have a blog so can't comment on your blog.

Jeanne said...

I've been seeing this on the news -- such a tragedy.
Jeanne

fifi said...

hey meggie,
I just made a big fat donation and turned the radio off for a while. It's too upsetting to hear some of this stuff.

Bizarre how the weather changes so much too.

Sheila said...

The world's weather has gone insane. Today was the warmest February day here since the year ...whatever...but a long long time anyway. And yours was the seasons coldest...?
Hopefully the change in weather will move to Victoria, and help them.
We are getting nightly reports here on the fires, it's terrible..

Coachdad said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you. Southern California constantly deals with fires, but nothing like this.

Granny J said...

Living in wildfire country, I can only shudder at the mention of arsonists. They are vermin of the worst sort. And, yes, murderers. Such a tragedy.

The Kanji Queen said...

Oh, my God.
I have to confess I knew nothing about this until our school principal announced it on assembly. :-(
My heart goes out to all affected by the bushfires. So, hopefully, will my money (our school here in Queensland is raising funds for the aid of those who have lost homes etc to the devastating fires).

Irene aka the Kanji Queen of
http://irene-wtd.blogspot.com/