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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Images from Hell.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments ~ Oscar Wilde

No, not as facetious as it seems. Some banks are completely without mercy, no matter what you've lost.

From the Sunday Mail [our Sunday paper]:
images Alex Coppel.

One end of the country's burning, the other's under water. I know this image has gone round the world. What gets us is that koalas don't normally drink water. They get their moisture from the gum leaves they eat. It says more than words to us about how hot an inferno that fire was. Actually it's pretty amazing the thing's even being friendly. I know Moly thinks they're cute & cuddly but they're not. Dearest has seen a lone koala clear a room faster than anything else, even a poisonous snake. They really aren't nice customers.I've lived backed on to National Parks or large tracts of bushland nearly all my life & seen some wild fires but I've never seen anything like this.This was taken out of Melbourne airport. Firstly Melbourne's not burning so that smoke has traveled an awful long way. Secondly that's an awful lot of smoke.
The NASA satellite image shows how far the smoke is spreading. You may have seen many of these images already but as the death toll continues to climb & people try & come to grips with what they've lost & how to rebuild shattered lives please spare a prayer or two, especially for those who lost children.


Anonymous said...

The smoke was so intense, and we have it over here, now, and we're in the mid-north of South Australia.

Mrs. C said...

YES, I thought it was odd that the koala was drinking and wondered if it were medicine or the animal were sick. TY for clearing that up.

I cannot imagine living through that.

Mrs. Darling said...

Weve heard the stories and seen the pics too. Its a amzing. Our prayers are with everyone.

MamaOlive said...

Wow. I guess you guys do everything over the top.
In '05 most of Oklahoma burned up and my brother got a pretty incredible shot of a "fire tornado" here

Fire is fascinating but totally scary.

Ganeida said...

One year here we had walls of flames shooting 20' in the air & juming the road & I thought that was scary. These fires are 3 or 4 times that height & travelling at a hundred miles an hour ~ which is why so many didn't get out. Their first warning was the smoke & then the next instant the fire was there. One of the funniest things I heard though was the guy explaining he had insurance on his house but not on his extension because the bank wouldn't insure it until it was finished. The fire took his house but left the extension!

Sandra said...

Absolutely horrific.