A gloomy haze surrounds us here and I think much of the state, a sober reminder of the sad losses suffered by many people and the ongoing threat. The wind has dropped but until there is significant rain, the danger remains.
Meanwhile, floods in England, and snow. If only we could trade a little weather!
I was up before daylight this morning to burn off dead branches and scrub, tidying up and, hopefully, making the area a little safer as the fire season looms. I meant to do it a few weeks ago but we’ve had lots of wind and it didn’t seem safe. It’s windy again now but earlier it was still and calm, and the ground damp, so I’m glad I made the effort.
The grass struggles to grow here with our poor soil but the daisies have no problem at all 🙂
A number of subscribers and contributors live in the areas currently being devastated by bushfires and many others will have family and friends there – thinking of you all!
While I was very relieved that yesterday’s weather conditions didn’t bring bushfires to my area or to the areas where members of my family live, the residents of Dunalley, Primrose Sands and Connellys Marsh in Tasmania have not been so lucky. Fires are raging there and many homes have been lost. Positive Words has several contributors and readers from the area and I can only hope they and their families and properties are safe. In the latest issue (January), regular contributor Ruth Hayward has written of her home in Primrose Sands and how she enjoys a wonderful, peaceful life there. I hope you are okay, Ruth! I’m thinking of you and everyone else in the area, as I’m sure are all Positive Words readers!