February is often the cruellest month for bushfires in Australia. This February is only young, yet the fires are devastating the country already and have shattered many lives. So far, 65 people have been confirmed dead in Victoria as fires have roared through country towns and destroyed them. And it's not over yet.
I was going to link this to a photo of my Fire journal quilt, but that seems terribly inconsequential today. Australia has a harsh environment and we are used to bushfires and floods. But it still strikes our hearts and makes us weep every time it happens.
To read more, visit the excellent ABC news website. Meanwhile, it's still over 40 degrees here.