Friday, February 7, 2020

The Australian Spirit.

Hello Everybody and Happy New Year.

We have just experienced ferocious bush fires here in Australia since the month of September. 34 fatalities, more than 2,100 homes lost, 18,636 hectares burnt leaving devestation through 6 states and territories.
Christmas was no let up ,it was falling ash around us smoke in the air, worst air pollution  millions of people choking on the smoke and wild fires, blackened days.

Heartbreaking !! the countrys koala population have been a major victim of the bushfires. Our Koalas are considered a vulnerable species with thousands of the animals killed .
It has been estimated that 1.25 billion native animals have been killed. kangaroos ,koalas, wallabies,wombats,echnidas,and more 8,400 koalas may have perished in the fires alone just in my State of New South Wales and rising. Some could be extinct. So sad.
Wild life rescuers have been scouring the bush for surviving animals.
Temperatures have been extreme well into the 40C plus. Australia is still in drought conditions one of the most severe in years. We are all on water restrictions.

This is a dust storm rolling in hitting regional towns ,turning day into night, caused by the draught and no rain or crops in the ground. Picking up the loose dirt from the dry.

Our beautiful Koalas in care saved  from the fires.

The fires deverstating our country towns.

Some nice things to view that is not so heartbreaking as what Australia has been through.
these pretty quilts from the sewing group. Some cute baby quilts

This is my helper Chloe.  Helping me place the blocks of a bed runner. Has to be in everything.
All those countries fitting in to Australia .Amazing.

I have been busy the last month making a variety of pouches ,wraps, bedding for the injured and burnt wildlife animals rescued from the fires for the carers to use for their rehabilitation to return to their habitat.
Wallaby hanging pouches. some of the wraps yet to be delivered.

The wildlife carers.
A baby bat nursed in a bat wrap to sleep and keep warm.
Australians have come together to help each other .
Thank you to the firefighters not just Australia's,  also the firefighters from all the countries who came and sacrificed their lives to help during the bushfire horror. That is the Australian spirit to help and support one another in strength and mateship.

At the moment we are waiting for the heaviest torrential rainfall in years to approach.We go from fires to flash floods ,damaging winds and heavy rainfall arriving later today .
I must say it is lovely and cool for a change.
Stay Happy and well.
Great to be back on here.💗
Jen  xx


Eva said...

Dear Jen,
I hope you and your family are OK.This was so sad situations in your country.I thought about you
best wishes Eva(Czech Republic)

Jen said...

Hi! dear Eva , Thank you for thinking of me .It was very scary and heartbreaking for the familiesb thatb lost their homes and life .Losing so many of our animals some have been rescued and had their burns healed and taken back to the wild. Still a lot happening still drought and now floods in some areas.
Hope you are keeping well .Lots of love .Jen xx.

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