10 February 2009

I am so grateful that my mates in Victoria are ok.






Thanks to all my blogger mates who have been emailing me, concerned for my welfare. I so appreciate it.
xo



{All images are from Australian news services}

24 comments:

Kim said...

me too Judy. I have relatives there and my own father is fire fighting as well. It is all just so devastating to both the people and the wildlife, The slide show highlights just how enormously tragic it all is.

Sue said...

I'm so glad you and your friends are okay Judy. This is just so tragic and hard to comprehend.

Margaret said...

My heart goes out to everyone involved, just too awful to imagine. I'm glad you're ok, take care Mx

le blog de vero said...

Frenchies's hearts go to your people.

XO

VĂ©ronique

Lynn said...

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes watching the burned kanagroo, the fire firefighter giving water to the K.bear, the experession on that woman's face, the tears shed for lost loved ones, the burned cars and motorcycle where people died, so much loss and destruction, difficult to comprehend that a human being set these fires purposely...so very very sad.
I pray for all involved and may no more lives be lost there. Be safe.
Thanks for sharing this very moving video.

Cassondra W, said...

So sad for all that has happened. I'm glad to see that you and yours are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.

dede warren said...

I thought about you this morning hoping you were far enough from this tragedy to be safe, and prating for it's end to be swift.

Thinking of you and your countrymen, and wishing you all peace and safety
Dede

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Judy I cryed when I saw this clip it is all too much,devastating My heart just breaks for those who have lost everything loved ones homes.and the poor animals as well.To hear there are people looting homes in the area is horrific
Jen

Ro Bruhn said...

This is total devastation and so raw to us Vics. I know some of those areas in your slide show so well, I can't imagine they'll ever be the same again. We were the lucky ones.

E said...

We heard about the fires here in the U.S. It is tragic. Fires are terrible, I know after being evacuated from Escondido, California last year. It was horrendous. The whole state it seemed was on fire. We just kept driving north on Hwy 1 to breathe. It's an unreal time.

I am so sorry for peoples losses.

e

kecia said...

i'm so sorry about the fires. the devastation and the pictures we've been seeing - ugh. so upsetting.

susanna said...

I'm glad that you are okay, too, Judy. I saw the images of the fires while on a trip in Canada this past weekend. It's just sooooo sad.

Kim said...

Oh , Judy. These fires have been so devastating. I mourn the loss and the mourners both.It is , as Ro said , just so raw. It hurts just to hear of it.
wouldn't it be wonderful if we could heal all the hurts with love and a kiss , like the mom's we are? From my lips to your forehead - I wish I could make it better for all of you.
Kim

Stace and Rob said...

Judy,

I am so sorry about this loss for people. I am so glad that you and your family are safe. Ox-stace

Chrisy said...

Wonderful to see the love out there...

R2artstudio said...

It's so hard to find the right words to express how sad this is. I will pray for a speedy recovery for all the families involved.

Susie said...

Stay Safe
We are keeping all of you in our prayers.
Susie in MN

Pearl Maple said...

We have similar posts this week.

My family are in W.I.R.E.S. and working with the little native creatures.

Sure has taken the edge of my creativity this week, hopefully next week will be better.

Jennifer C said...

Great news to hear your friends in Australia are okay!

Leslie said...

Such a tragedy, Judy. I am glad that you and yours are safe, but I'm saddened by the many who are not.

xo

Judi said...

So happy to hear you and yours are alright. We have massive fires here in Southern California, but the loss of life in Victoria is heartbreaking.

paris parfait said...

Hope you and yours, friends and family are all safe and well. Such a distressing thing, even to witness from afar.

lindaharre said...

OMGoodness how frightening and sad!!!!!! So glad you are safe.

rochambeau said...

Greatful you are alright!
So VERY sad!!!
I'm so sorry!
Constance