Thursday, December 1, 2011

Smoke Cloud


One the first of each month City Daily Photo has a Theme Day. For December the Theme Day is an Action Shot. Now this may seem a rather unusual action shot but in this case, the action has been happening over the last week in the Margaret River and Donnelly River areas where 3400 hectares and 41 properties have been burnt in bush fires. The fire is about 25kms south of our vineyard and thankfully at the moment is not coming in the direction of our property. It has been a difficult time for many families and communities in the area with many assisting voluntarily in fighting the fire. This photo is of the smoke cloud that we could see yesterday evening from our vineyard.


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13 comments:

  1. Such a tragedy Rae, so many homes destroyed it's hard to believe. It must have been (and maybe still is) a very anxious time for you, I was wondering about your vineyard so happy for you that it's safe.

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  2. An amazing image Rae. Sad to hear all of this is going on. Glad you are doing okay.

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  3. A frightfully beautiful image, an action we could all have done without. I hope the bush fire stops soon.

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  4. It's terrible but it did create a good photo.

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  5. A beautifully terrible shot. I was reading about a colonial mansion that was burnt down yesterday.

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  6. It is quite a few years now since we have seen Sydney ringed by such fires. I followed all this action last week as they raged through the paddocks and the lives of families. And, if I am right, it was caused by a burn-off gone wrong. Immense tragedy for all involved.

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  7. Frightening. The chap in front of me at the barber's today is on the point of emigrating to Perth with his family.

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  8. Nature really has a way of making something so threatening so beautiful. Good luck. I hope it remains at a safe distance.

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  9. One always thinks of fire and Australia in the same breath. I well remember a bush fire I lived through in Tasmania. Not fun. A fabulous image. Stay safe.

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  10. Very nice photo sot, thanks for sharing.

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  11. I hope any danger has passed.

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  12. Many thanks for your comments and concern. The fire has started up again this afternoon but still remains well south of our property and close to the south coast. It remains a difficult time for some families and communities in this area.

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  13. Cloud does not bode well. But the photo is amazing. I hope to avoid the fire of your vineyards. Hello. / Peter

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