Sunday, March 7, 2010


Last Saturday I joined a group of women at Toodyay who have formed a group doing visual journals. It was so lovely to get out of the city into the countryside, Toodyay is about an hour out of Perth. The get together was held at Ruth's lovely home outside the township on a hobby farm, a lovely serene spot. Driving up I caught sight of where the bushfire rushed towards the township, luckily not reaching the town, thanks to all those brave people who put their lives at risk to fight fires. There was a lot of loss of homes and sheds but fortunately no life. Living in Australia this is an occurrence you have to expect with long dry spells, extreme heat and winds.
Driving home I pulled over and took a few photo's to share with you. The bushfire was just after Christmas and even without rain there is signs of green coming through, the countryside is so resilient.

Dry barren paddocks appears most of the soot has blown away with the winds. Charred tree trunks at the edge of the roadCan you see how dry the grass is at the bottom of the photo, but the trees are showing green already. How frightening it must have been for the residents and people in the area at the time, not knowing which way the wind is going to sweep the wall of flames. It moves so fast. Our thoughts go out to those affected by this disaster.

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