Monday, February 09, 2009

Still Here




Just a quick update and will post some more this evening.

The Otways were spared on Saturday - the weather conditions were horrendous and it could have wreaked the tragedy anywhere, there were tree limbs the size of trees flying around the house as the mini tornadoes eddied around the front of the cooler front moving in.It is with horror that I watch the tragedy unfold- so many people, so much devastation.

My heart and sincerest condolences to all those who have lost so much.

And then on Sunday morning early, my youngest daughter and I went to photograph the river which has a bush camping ground near it and to my complete and utter horror found two lots of campers with open fires- I was aghast and came home and reported them. It was a day of total fire ban- the Otways are still tinder dry, the winds were still strong- what kind of idiocy makes people think they can flaunt the common rules for community, especially after the worst day ever for Victoria and Australia?

8 comments:

Eva said...

I'm with you in my thoughts and good wishes for this drama to end and not harm more life.

mycamerandme365 said...

The absolute stupidity of some people! Goodonya for reporting them to the authorities.

maggi said...

It is amazing how people can be either so stupid or just plain ignorant. Well done for reporting them. My thoughts are with you all over there at this terrible time.

Margo said...

Glad to hear you are all OK - I've been worried

Margo

alice m said...

This morning I read an article in the Times by an Australian journalist whose family only just escaped with their lives. They have lost everything else. It was one of the most frightening things I've ever read. I'm so sad for everyone affected and glad that you're ok.

monique 78 said...

Glad to hear from you; I was worrying. Those fires are so horrible.
Monique

Miss Canthus said...

I too have reported people (idiots) for have had fires during total fire bans in British Columbia, Canada.

I am so happy for you that you escaped, but my heart goes out to all those deeply affected by such horror.

On Jenny Bowker's blog she asks people to send fabric for her relative, who lost everything. I assume Jenny is a friend of yours, as I followed a link from her blog.

One little thing I can do to help....

jude said...

some people just don't get it.