Bushfire by onewing

Bushfire

We have been away for the weekend in the Southern Highlands to celebrate my friend Jo's 80th birthday.

I didn't take many photos while we were away because we spent most of the time with Jo and her family.

Jo's actual birthday isn't until Tuesday but we celebrated it at a winery in Bowral yesterday. I will post Jo's photo of her cutting her birthday cake on Tuesday.

Some of you will have heard on the news about the terrible bushfires across New South Wales and Queensland at the moment. Luckily there aren't too many close to where I live right now but we did see this one at Lake Macquarie on our way home up the M1.

This was taken as we were travelling at 110 km (David was driving).

I will fill in gaps today and hopefully will be able to catch up with 365 this evening if I can stay awake, ha ha. We have had a busy weekend.
Good to hear that you had a wonderful weekend Babs. Awful news about all the fires going on, quite heartbreaking for all those that are affected. I hope it stays out of your area and that it rains soon, so that they get extinguished .
November 10th, 2019  
They are so devastating - and we're freezing and wet down south. Just doesn't make sense.
November 10th, 2019  
the fires all over NSW and Qld are terrible. Wake up Government!
November 10th, 2019  
These fires are terrible and no end in sight it seems
November 10th, 2019  
Yes, we've had these fires on the news. I was slightly more taken aback by the fact that you were on the M1. 😀 😂
November 10th, 2019  
@peadar it was initially the F3 freeway but has now been changed to the M1 from Sydney to Newcastle.
November 10th, 2019  
we are reeling :(
November 10th, 2019  
So horrible - I hope they can be brought under control. Sounds a lovely weekend with your friend and her family.
November 10th, 2019  
Sounds you enjoyed your weekend..you bit like me at the moment..busy ,busy ..I need get back into posting photos more again..oh dear..those fires
November 10th, 2019  
So scary & devastating ...so many homes lost....the firefighters are amazing...Your friend would have loved having your company.
November 10th, 2019  
I’ve heasee it on TV, it looks terrible, I hope the firemen can stop them and that everybody find a secure place to be
November 10th, 2019  
Great high speed capture with lots of colour and clarity Babs:)
November 10th, 2019  
Because of the way news is reported we tend to think that only California has a fire problem. Scary when you think of the threat to peoples homes and lifes.
November 10th, 2019  
On the UK Tv news yesterday - horrific and most devastating - hope all will be under control asap.
November 10th, 2019  
This photo certainly tells the tale of your awful fires.
November 10th, 2019  
At first I thought it was a cloud, then realised it was smoke. It has been on the news here too. Hope it calms down for you all soon, terribly early in the season for all this. Sounds like a lovely birthday celebration
November 10th, 2019  
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These fires are terrible. Saw a reportage on our TV news.
November 10th, 2019  
There has been so much devastation and heartbreak.
November 10th, 2019  
Sad to hear about this
November 10th, 2019  
Sounds like a wonderful weekend - I do hope the fires stay away and get controlled-sounds scary
November 10th, 2019  
Oh dear...So sad...
November 10th, 2019  
Scary
November 10th, 2019  
Terrifying
November 10th, 2019  
Just hope the fires die down soon. I've seen the devastation on the news here
November 10th, 2019  
So sad . Bad news for mother Earth.
November 10th, 2019  
I heard on the news today. That is bad news. Hope it rains or the fire could stop.
November 10th, 2019  
You've caught a sight that has terrified so many this weekend. We have friends near Forster- Tuncurry who have had to evacuate twice. It's already a nightmare and it's not even Summer yet. Hopefully our Government will start to take the science seriously...
November 10th, 2019  
Devastating! Particularly for the poor koalas!
November 10th, 2019  
Always a scary thing to happen I’m sure!
November 10th, 2019  
So sad to hear about all the bush fires. It's a pity we can't send you some of the four inches of rainfall that fell on South Yorkshire a few days ago.

Ian
November 10th, 2019  
I've been getting worried about conditions up your way and hoping you were OK. Thanks for the update. Can't believe our pollies still want to dig coal out of the ground while all these massive burn people and animals out of house and home.
November 11th, 2019  
I'm glad to hear you had such a nice week end and that your area is still safe. But I'm certainly praying the weather will turn soon- for your country and for our west coast. Good shot.
November 11th, 2019  
A very scary capture.
November 12th, 2019  
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