I’m in Adelaide now, Jen. Wine farms here wiped out by fire. We went to Kangaroo Valley South of Sydney early Dec and I see that this area is now being devastated by fire. We have just come from your neck of the woods. Went up to Pinnacles and then down along the coast to Albany. Saw them putting out fires on the way back from Pinnacles around Yanchep. Went to Yanchep National Park where some of the walks have been closed. I mean it’s EVERYWHERE. My heart goes out to all the people and poor animals. It’s heartbreaking.I recognise those trees! Where did you go in Au, Ann - and how long? Did you know that on the Mid East coast an area the size of Belgium is [still] burning? And three fireys have been killed fighting the fires? (Fireys in general are heroes here — when one dies trying to protect us/the land, we all weep).
Some of the areas would be eerily beautiful photographs if it wasn’t so tragic. These images are from video stills taken while going past in the car and these are areas where I don’t think the fires were that intense.