Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bushfire Update

 This morning I woke to smoke haze and the awful smell of burning. I should be able to see the mountains opposite but all I can see is thick bushfire smoke. The birds you can see in front and in the distance are all black swans
 I now have the smoke that covered Sydney yesterday. You can see by the woman's hair how windy it was.
 Aren't people wonderful, this is at Lake Macquarie yesterday (not my lake) north of Sydney and people were out in small boats rescuing wildlife that tried to swim away from the fires. This is a wallaby being rescued.
 Yesterday's headline, now over 300 homes have been lost, mostly in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
 Today's headline.
 Some local pics from the Illawarra Mercury. The top pic shows a fire plane at Coomaditchie Lagoon near my house and smoke over Lake Illawarra. Bottom pic. is a slightly singed but safe cockatoo.
A pet dog safe and sound. I worry about all the wildlife and pets that couldn't be rescued.                      With the exception of the top photo which I took this morning from my verandah all the photos are from the Telegraph or the Illawarra Mercury.


  1. What a catastrophe ! Against nature we are really nothing.

  2. I love the photo of the wallaby being rescued. It is heart warming that people care enough to do this.

    Stay safe.

  3. Such sad and scary devastation. I'm glad there are people looking out for the wildlife.
    Stay safe my friend!
    xo Catherine

  4. What a tragedy. Take care of yourself...breathing in that smoke isn't good.

  5. When it is nature versus humans, nature usually wins.

  6. Hi Syliva .. it is as Mary Ann says tragic .. and becoming more so ... I am pleased to see the rescues that can be made being done .. I saw a bushbaby on tv today .. alive, but injured ... looks like it will be ok ...

    With thoughts - Hilary

  7. I hope October's next days bring you soothing rain to put out the terrible flames. Yes, the poor wildlife and all those homes destroyed. Be well.

  8. I am so sorry about the wildfires.
    It must be hard to breathe in all that smoke.

  9. words can describe how bad the bushfires are, with the loss of property, wildlife and all that bush which was home to the wildlife. And the smoke which hangs around for days and weeks if there is no wind to blow it away. My heart aches for everyone up there. We know how you feel...