Sunday, February 7, 2010

Black Saturday

Hi all, this is not a crafty post, I just wanted to share a little something with you all. Today is the 1 year anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, that devastated Victoria. While my home was never under immediate threat the fire destroyed homes and many lives were lost in near by towns. My fiancee was supposed to be playing cricket in one of these town on this day and I am just thankful that it was called off as the fire tore through these grounds and destroyed everything that day.
Below are some photos taken from our front door at around 4 in the afternoon. I have never shown these to anyone and have only looked at them once or twice myself. In this one the ash has completely blocked the sun, I have never seen anything like this before in real life, and only once or twice on tv, you can even see the ash falling from the sky, it looks a bit like snow.
Anyway, thanks for looking, I just thought it was a day worth mentioning and remembering.


Kylie said...

Yes it is a day worth remembering and to remind ourselves how lucky we are. Thanks so much Fran for sharing your personal photos and thoughts.

Kylie xo

Tracey Feeger said...

It is definately a day we will never forget. I remember it well - just the eerieness of the day even though we weren't close we could just 'feel' it. Hope that makes sense. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Kristy Young said...

Wow those pics, you must have still been so scared. I wasnt even that close to any of the fires and I was scared.
Again like the others said defiantly a day I wont ever forget.
Kristy x

Debbie Pamment said...

AMAZING photos from an amazing time - we in the Eastern suburbs had an eerie glow to the sky but nothing like this!!! I saw this during the Ash Wednesday fires when I lived in The Dandenongs - yup - I'm THAT old!!!! I'm glad you feel able to share these now - sharing them will help to heal the pain and fear of the day!
Lotsaluv chookie!