Hell on Earth by golftragic
Heartbreaking!
January 11th, 2020  
Hell on earth indeed! No words can describe how helpless this makes me feel. I hope you are still safe where you are Marnie? Sending you love and hugs xx
January 11th, 2020  
Frightening
January 11th, 2020  
Terrifying - people here are complaining about getting "your" smoke as if it's the worst thing that can happen. They have no concept of the cost to people, animals, the environment...so long as their little back yard doesn't get a bit hazy. There's even conspiracy theories on line about the fires from small minded people with nothing better to do than...actually, I'm just going to climb down off my soap box and back away slowly before I really start to rant....
I hope you're still in a safe place...
January 11th, 2020  
So terrible those fires, we see it every day on tv here, I feel for Australia!
January 11th, 2020  
Hell on earth says it perfectly. The firemen are heroes to the nth degree
January 12th, 2020  
No words!
January 12th, 2020  
Can't even grasp the horror that is happening. Hope and pray that you are in a safe place. Those who put themselves in danger to fight these had a special place in my heart. Please stay safe.
January 12th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana @momamo @haskar My thanks to each and all of you.
January 13th, 2020  
@pamknowler Yes thanks Pam, we're fine apart from a bit of smoke from time to time. Sometimes more than a bit thereof, but in no fire danger. My lungs are good, but anyone with respiratory problems is being urged to wear a specific quality of mask, those paper/material ones are useless for smoke particulates.
January 13th, 2020  
@graemestevens Thank goodness there are sensible rational people like your good self to set 'em straight Graeme. Anyone who's complaining about the smoke is welcome to come over and help at the front-lines. There have been a few small blazes started by loonies but the vast bulk, especially the disasterous mega-fires have been started by lightning so we are reliably informed.
January 13th, 2020  
@graemestevens Please feel free to rant, my friend.
January 13th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Absolutely right Jane. The federal government announced this morning that $50 million would be available for animal welfare purposes, $2 mill of that to go to the two major zoos in Melbourne and Sydney for injured/burned and/or endangered animals. The government/s have also started airdrops of carrots and sweet potatoes for the wallabies and others in the burned-out areas.
January 13th, 2020  
@joysabin Thank you so much Joy. Yes, we're very safe where we are. Apart from donating a lump of money, the most constructive thing I can do is to show others what happens when they ignore Mother Nature.
January 13th, 2020  
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