There is not a breath of air outside. The leaves are still, there is not a sound. Where have the parrots and small birds that are always making a huge racket at this time of the evening gone?
The air is heavy and we are overshadowed by a huge pall of smoke and dark thunderclouds.
It all happens so quickly and it there is an air of disbelief. Has this day really happened?
So many people have suffered grief due to the huge bushfire on the outskirts of our city of Adelaide. Everyone has their radio tuned to the ABC, and it co-ordinates with the Television news.I just heard a man sobbing on the radio. He owned a dog and cat shelter, he lost everything, all the animals died and his business and house have gone. I just can’t imagine how you rebuild after that.
The phone ran hot this morning, most of our children and their families live close by, some were evacuated others prepared for the worst. We sat around this little radio for a good part of the day. So I kept on working, my friend who left her house, was here too, she hand quilted and worked on the appliqué Castle on the Bayeux quilt.
The families inside the house coped with nervous children and a very loud 2-year-old….. what a day. Now we wait and see what the night brings. !!!!! but I feel we are fine.