Hi Marianne, thanks for your kind thoughts. Down under we are faced
with this problem every summer, but thank goodness mostly no where
near as bad as this terrible lot of fires in Victoria.
I live a good day and a half travel from there.
All Aussies are rallying around and I think every man woman and
child has donated to appeals by the Red Cross and charitable
I know we held quite a few raffles and fund raising activities over
this past weekend and we are only a very small town.
We all have our local Bush Fire Brigades in each town and they are
all manned by volunteers so they are always the first to jump into
their cars and head on to where ever homes and property are in
We now have water and chemical dropping aircraft and they saved a
lot of lives and property, I can’t image how much worse it could have
been without them.
The worst thing on the days was the fierce winds that drove the
fires,there was just no stopping it. It was frightening to watch on
TV I can’t imagine what it would have been like to be in the victims
Thanks for your kind thoughts and everyone’s support, shows what a
small world we live in and what good people there are in it to show
such support for our huge brown land down under.
Love all the folks on Orchid
Christine in the Ridge