THIS DISASTER HAS TOUCHED AUSTRALIANS LIKE NO OTHER IN OUR HISTORY. THE FIRE-FIGHTERS, SES AND ALL VOLUNTARY WORKERS, ARE TO BE ADMIRED AND THANKED FROM THE VERY DEPTHS OF OUR HEARTS.
TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS REMAIN WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THIS ORDEAL
THAT WORDS CANNOT DECRIBE. MAY GOD BLESS AND PROTECT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.
A 737 PASSENGER AIRCRAFT CAN BE SEEN IN THIS PHOTO -JUST AFTER TAKE OFF FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT.
THE INTENSITY OF THE FIRESTORM.
FIRE TRUCK -PROBABLY HEADING BACK TO REFILL.
AN ESTIMATED ONE MILLION OR MORE LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE COULD HAVE PERISHED.
THIS LUCKY SURVING KOALA GLADLY ACCEPTS A DRINK FROM THIS FIREFIGHTER.
HAZLEWOOD POWER STATION IN THE FOREGROUND OF THE PHOTO
MANY FAMILIES TRIED TO OUTRUN THE FIRES, THERE WERE MANY CARS CRASHING INTO
EACH OTHER AS VISIBILITY FROM THE DENSE SMOKE MADE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE.
MANY FLEEING CARS WOULD HAVE BEEN CONFRONTED WITH
THIS AROUND THE NEXT CORNER.
This has been the worst ever bushfire in Australias history and is being called -THE ARMAGEDDON.
With temperatures in the high forties(118F) and strong changing winds it has been a mobile furnace.
There has been horrific stories of loss of lives, but also incredible stories of survival.
The hearts of every Australian has gone out to this tragic loss and especially to the children who were sent to friends whilst their parents stayed to fight the fire - and lost.
Almost every Australian has given donations of money to the relief fund which is now over $125.000.000 and still rising with fund raising events still being planned.
GOD BLESS AUSTRALIA AND ALL OTHER OVERSEAS SUPPORT FOR YOUR DONATIONS.
Here is a beautiful PowerPoint presentation of a beautiful place before it was destroyed by recent Victoria Bushfires. It makes you realise just the depth of loss and the beauty of the local environment that will be lost forever...
THIS MAGICAL PLACE IS NOW GONE BECAUSE OF AN ARSONIST IN THE VICTORIA BUSHFIRES - THE PLACE IS MARYSVILLE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
This was one of the world's most unique and deeply inspiring experiences for art and garden lovers of all ages created by Bruno Torfs.
On Saturday the raging fires in Victoria completely destroyed his unique forest creation taking over 300 paintings and sculptures.
As you take a walk through the forest on the attachment herein, please take a moment to reflect on the beauty gone and the many people who have lost their homes, their loved ones, their livelihoods, the severely injured, the animal life and the dedicated fire fighters, police, civilians, and those involved in caring for the traumatized and injured.
Make sure you "Put your sound on!" when you view this attached PowerPoint presentation...