Tuesday, 14 January 2020


Although the Australian bushfires continue to burn, and Melbourne's smoke-filled atmosphere today was declared "hazardous" with air quality the worse than any other major city in the world, some relief is expected later in this week. Rain is forecast in the bushfire-affected areas and it is hoped that this will help the fire-fighting efforts. We anticipate the best scenario and an end to this major natural disaster, the magnitude of which is not realised by everyone who hears about it.

Everyone in Melbourne tries to carry on as usual, although the omnipresent smoke and the constant news bulletins are reminder enough of the hardships still endured by many of our compatriots in the affected areas and the animals in the farms and the devastated forests. Numerous fund-raising efforts are being organised, as well as many events whose proceeds will give much relief to fire-affected areas.

This post is part of the  Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. May God protect Australia and all life within. This is so hard to fathom.
    Love your photo. Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/01/from-archives.html

  2. I can't even imagine....it's so heartbreaking.

  3. I pray that this nightmare will be over soon. So heartbreaking.

  4. Madness how much was burned and died whether humans or animals!
    This is wonderful photo!!!
    Greetings Elke

  5. So sad to see and hear about the fires.
    I know it has been raining, and I do hope it will be enough.
    Praying for the fires to end.


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