I live on a bush block in the Perth hills, not unlike the countryside where this occurred, it brings at all home. Dig deep Australia.
I have had many emails and messages of concern from colleagues and friends around the world which I really appreciate. I live a long way from the fires, and the floods, though, some 2000 klm in fact so I've added a couple of illustrations showing both my location and the huge size of this magnificent sunburnt country.
A verse from Dorothea Mckellar's famous poem seems appropriate :
'I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons,
I love her Jewel - sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me !'
You can find the poem in full HERE
........... these would make great 'T' shirts " Call that BIG .... "