The compassionate response from within Australia and around the world has been heart warming. Many people from all walks of life have been raising money for not only the antipodeans inhabiting this country but also for our precious wildlife whose homes are also being destroyed.
I think we should look to nature on how we rebuild and recover from this … even while fires are still non discriminately burning.
Wombats, unusually, sharing their burrows and sheltering other animals that would normally be unceremoniously shooed away.
New shoots growing from the charred remains like bright green beacons of hope - mother nature showing us she'll fight on despite our neglect.
I've been working away for some time now in the background on a few hand sewing projects.
These flowers are beyond bright and are cheering me up. Every block I finish is my new favourite and spurs me on to finish another.
I'll leave you with this bright bunch of flowers I've completed so far …
… I hope they brighten your day.