Monday, February 9, 2009

A sad day in Australia


I cannot imagine the pain in the hearts of my fellow Australians as they wake up today and find that everything they have is gone, .... their loved ones, husbands, wives and their children, their friends, their neighbours,
their homes, their town, their animals,
their gardens, their trees, the flowers in their gardens,
their life possessions, the birds, their photographs, their clothes, their shops, their pubs, their mates, their restaurants, their schools, their church, their streets, their parks, all gone.

My heart goes out to the many who have lost,

My heart goes out to the ones that had no way out,

More than 170 people died this weekend in their homes trying to escape the most horrific fires in Victoria,
many people lie in hospital with burns
and
750 homes burnt to the ground.

Such a sad day, as I looked out my windows all weekend watching the bush land beside our home for young kids who for some sick reason love to light fires and who have lit many fires beside us in the past.

I have to ask why do they do it?

Why ?


Today is cooler, the rain and mist has come in,,,, it is crying over our land,

I can only think about the ones that have gone.
and

* * * * Thank you to all the amazing fire fighters * * * *

11 comments:

  1. I echo your heartfelt thoughts Coty. Like you & Andrew, MOTH & I chose to live in an area that is at higher risk of fire. The beauty of the Southern Highlands, like the Adelaide Hills becomes part of your soul & that, along with the spirit of a close & loving community will always keep us here. Stay safe.
    Millie ^_^

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  2. Coty, I was so sorry to hear about this, and the huge loss of life. My thoughts and prayers are with your fellow countrymen and women!

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  3. Oh Coty, I am so sorry to hear of this terrible news. Coming from California, every year we had to face the terrible fires that were lit by someone during our Santa Ana winds. They knew when the winds were up for days, it was the perfect time for their "sick" behavior of burning the land, the animals and peoples homes and posessions. I can certainly understand how you are feeling. I am so glad to know that you and your loved ones are safe. Again, I am so sorry that so many in Australia are sad and grieving for those that have lost loved ones and for those who are struggling with homes losts.

    Hugs, Cheryl

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  4. Coty, I'm very sad...It is a terrible news...
    Hugs
    Cinzia

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  5. Coty, I've read the news it wildfire arson is mass murder...that is very evil!!! I'm so sorry for those who have lost their loved ones...

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  6. Coty,
    I meant to come over last night to tell you about the award, but my daughter needed the computer for a school project she has due this week, so I had to get off of it. It is fine that you found out before I made it over here! Have a great week!

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  7. Hi Coty - I'm visiting from Tardevil's blog and I'm so glad I found you!! Your blog is amazing and your photography is stunning!!

    I'm very sorry to hear of the terrible loss and devastation - you and your fellow contrymen and women are in my thoughts.

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  8. Sometimes words can not express the feeling inside. What a tragedy.

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  9. My heart is with you and Australia. This is so terrible that I can not find words to describe it. It is such a tragedy.

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