bushfire on the move

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kangaroo and joey
One of the mothers and joeys under threat

I’m watching a bush fire thats moving through my beloved Moonee Beach Nature Reserve and I can hear it crackling away. Luckily I happened to be home and saw it in the early stages so we called it in. Trouble is its heading into the Reserve and apparently there are not many fire trails so the firemen are trying to work out the best way to cut it off.

They seem non plussed about the animals, and I agree they are pretty smart about fire, but all I can think of are the abundance of nesting birds I have come to love that will have eggs in the hollows of trees or perched in the branches. I have already seen kangaroos fleeing with their joeys tucked safely in their pouches.

The wind has been swinging around so hopefully it will turn full circle back on itself, it seems to have dropped somewhat… hopefully it will stop altogether. Its a lovely day and the fire is relatively small though on the move… appreciate love and prayers from the blogging community… lets visualise a drop in the breeze and one of those nice big rainstorms we have been getting to saturate the ground and put an end to any smouldering sparks.

Sadly it looks to have been deliberately lit… they need our prayers too.



5 thoughts on “bushfire on the move

    bodhisattvaintraining said:
    October 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I love that you are able to pray for those who lit it as well 🙂

      margosnotebook responded:
      October 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      tx … the way i see it is we are all in it together!

        bodhisattvaintraining said:
        October 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        me too 🙂

    Judy Howieson said:
    September 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Im sending you thoughts of coooool cooooooool rain, I agree about the nesting birds xxxxx

      margosnotebook responded:
      September 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      it was exactly as we prayed… the wind turned back on itself and in lieu of rain the helicopter dropped buckets of ‘rain’ onto the fire! big relief.

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