Monday, February 9, 2009

The Tears of a nation

This week our nation as a whole is mourning the lives lost and the lives changed from the Victorian bushfire disaster.Its hard to comprehend just the size of this disaster.The toll rises and every time i hear it climbs ever higher its around 200 now.We as a nation are used to bushfire's they are part and parcel of living in this great country.But this year with temperatures as high as 118 degrees for not one day but days on end the summer has turned red with the blood of our people.We have had some of our states sweltering in the heat and people dying from heat stress,while others like Victoria and parts of NSW fighting fires fanned by hot winds,Then we have Queensland devastated by floods.Is it global warming if so i fear the future,

Its all made worse by the drought that has ravaged the countryside.To think that some of these fires were deliberately lit is beyond me.To think what man can do to man has always scared me.They should be charged with mass murder.Whole towns have been lost, people fleeing in their cars full of children have crashed and been burnt in the blink of an eye.That firemen stand to face walls of fire to me is beyond bravery.Stories of people who have lost all yet not stopping to feel sorry but running to try and save their neighbours houses,these are stories of great courage as is the fireman and emergency crews who have had no sleep in days.What man can do to help man has always amazed me !

Together we pray and together we cry and hopefully together we shall rally to ease the pain of thoe who survived with nothing but memories .To those who have lost loved ones and homes and pets and to the wildlife gone and homeless my heart expands and cannot hold my feelings.I pray as i cry for a healing of my land and its people that the bushfire moon will cease to be seen and in its place a soothing light will shine like hope upon those who need to see it most.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Miracles and Memories

Sometimes the things i think of as miracles are not so big.I mean i think some people just expect miracles to be ENORMOUS like the loaves and fishes and Jonah.But thats where they are missing out.A great week with Alex thats a miracle to me.An antique found at the op shop now there to me is a true miracle as it survived not only 100 years probably in a house with CHILDREN but even SIBLINGS,and then it went through the donation bit at the op shop all thrown in with other odds and ends.Now there my friends is a MIRACLE and that i can buy it because i recognize the gem beneath the grime another miracle.Here is one of my favourite small miracles,These ferns were found growing under our house ,not unusual thjavascript:void(0)e mountains is covered in them,WE transplanted them around the side and they grew to cover an ugly kitchen window view of the neighbors carport .Now for free it is my favourite window view.

The memory part is my leadlight hearts made by my father and also some by my sister,Were not they both so clever.Now my dad is gone but each day i see the hearts hanging in my window catching the dappled light i am reminded that he loved me so much.Now there my friends is a Miracle.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Heat waves and missing a Month

In Australia while half the country is literally dying of the heat the other half are drowning in floods.The worst thing is we are so drought stricken it would be nice to scoop all them floods up and dump it where its needed.There are a reported 30 people in one state and 40 in another who died in the continued heat.
This kind of heat is making the rail networks a mess with tracks buckling in the heat.Electricity demands cannot be met leaving many without power for days .Animals of all kinds are also coming closer to people looking for water.
MOther nature likes to show who is boss and it certainly isnt US !
Its gotta make the non believers think that there just may be something in this Global Warming thing.Anyway its an Aussie summer and school has just gone back and i just wanna ask one thing
And just so as you know,
Its only 11 months till Christmas.