We all held our breath here in the Adelaide Hills on Saturday. With the temperature a blistering 43C. (108F.), the trees & native vegetation tinder dry & a hot North wind blowing fiercely, our little town was on high Bushfire alert. But we while were spared, our interstate neighbours in Victoria were not. I'm numb with sadness at the loss of precious lives & the catastrophic destruction the firestorms have caused. We are being told that the while the cool change which arrived here on Saturday night will last for a few days, the weather conditions next weekend will again be ferocious.
MOTH & I made the decision when we first moved here that we would not stay & protect our home if threatened by a bushfire. We love life & each other too much & so we will leave early. I pray that next weekend we won't have to put that decision to the test.