Friday, December 08, 2006

Smoked Out

Our Headlines in this mornings paper.
Firefighters are racing against the clock to build containment lines around raging bushfires.
with Temperatures forecast 40c+ over weekend .
40 firefighters from New Zealand arrived in Melbourne this morning And are now Stationed in boost the fire crews battling fires around Mansfield , Jamison ,outskirts Wangaratta and other areas . The Army has also been called in to help.
So too say the least we are getting smoked out .
No I didnt put a wrong photo on here I Took this one looking at the sky from my backyard at 10am Just smoke

Looking down my Street

you all may have seen this photo in earlier post with out the smokey condition

its hard to see the water very smoky

and again before and after



Anonymous Anonymous said...

we shared this predicament this summer with a huge forest wild fire about 30 miles from here. It was awful.

It sure messes with the sinuses

December 09, 2006 2:22 am  
Blogger Sue said...

Hi Jen,
The smoke looks awful. Must make it tough to breathe! That coupled with your water shortage makes it a real mess! I saw the map of fires that Lee Ann posted but I can't remember if you're close to her or not!
I'll be praying for all of you..

December 09, 2006 4:44 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Wow, that must be so horrible for you, especially the ones who suffer from breathing problems already!! There's nothing worse than the acrid smell of smoke. Between the fires, the water shortage and the high temps, you certainly haven't had it easy!! Please stay safe xox

December 09, 2006 9:07 am  
Blogger LittleJen said...

Hey mum,

its bad here also, was taking photos myself, great minds think alike.
I went outside with a hankey over my face it was that bad.

Lov Jo

Be Safe xoxoxoxooxox

December 09, 2006 11:16 am  
Blogger DellaB said...

Jeanette - great pics, very expressive, but hey - take care, that smoke can be nasty.

How are you situated? close enough to have to worry? Nasty start to the summer, I see that the NZ'ers are here too - they must be really worried?

December 09, 2006 12:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jan, I didn't see Smokey the bear in any of them?

December 09, 2006 1:19 pm  
Blogger Meow said...

Hey Jeanette ... we are at opposite ends of the state, but our views are just the same today. It is mega-stinky, and visability is terrible. I haven't taken any photos, though ... hmmm, maybe I should. The wind has started to pick up here, don't know about where you are, so I'm guessing the Northerly change is on it's way. Hope the fire fighters are able to get a hold of the fires today, before they spread even further. What a disaster.
Stay safe, take care, Meow

December 09, 2006 1:23 pm  
Anonymous Merle said...

Hi Jan ~ Great photos showing the awful smoke and it must be so terrible closer to the fires. I do hope this predicted
disaster does not eventuate. They say it has the potential to be worse than 1939 Black Friday (which I vaguely remember)
Let's hope not. Stay safe Jan. The smoke
is not as bad here, but you can smell it
and it's hazy. Take care, my friend,
Love, Merle.

December 09, 2006 3:03 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

Hoping all goes well for you!!
Feel the pain, & sending lots of positive vibes..

December 09, 2006 7:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope they can best those fires really soon, I remember the fear of it all when I was living in Vic. Trust you all enjoyed your bowls breakup to the full. cheers margaret

December 09, 2006 11:38 pm  
Blogger Tammy said...

Wow...I can just imagine ya'll are having breathing problems right about now!!
Let me try a little
~~rain dance~~
it always works when I do it for my Aussie friend Robyn...

December 10, 2006 8:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jen, our dry season is coming up we also have to worry about wild fires, I hope conditions get better soon and stay in side

December 10, 2006 2:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How awful, I hope you are all taking care of yourselves.

December 10, 2006 3:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jan ~~ It sure was a hot one today, I heard we got to 42 AND I had a power failure all afternoon, so no cooler, TV
radio to watch the fire news and not even the phone. So I had a fun afternoon. I wish we could get a good rain to help those poor tired fire-fighters and put fires out. I heard
tonight, they may burn until Christmas or longer. Take care, my friend and stay cool. Love, Merle.

December 10, 2006 10:14 pm  
Blogger Cazz said...

Hi Mum,

Yep its boody terrible thats for sure. My smoke alarm went off last night, scared the shit out of us, but Ian had left the doors open hoping to cool the house down .. SO leason learnt here, no evap cooling, its just drawing the smoke inside.. the wind is blowing up here, but its still a hot one, hope its blowing in the right directions to aid the fire fighters.
Will talk soon

December 11, 2006 12:31 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Jen,

Oh, my! How horrible those fires are! Hope things get better soon.


December 11, 2006 12:39 am  
Blogger UKBob said...

It looks terrible, I don't know how you breath.

December 11, 2006 2:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please take care of yourselves and keep safe. Thinking of you all

December 11, 2006 3:50 am  
Anonymous Mousie/claudine said...

Ruth told her about the fire...
how are things getting on dear?
take care

December 11, 2006 8:14 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jen
Come over from Ruths site........

Just cant begin to imagine how difficult it must be for you all right now........Your photos certainly show how different the air is right now........Stay safe and hopefully things will get back to normal soon bringing clean air again

Thinking of you

December 11, 2006 10:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The smoke was that bad, imagine putting off 2 shopping trips, who'd of thought????
Great idea of before and after pics mum.

December 11, 2006 6:27 pm  
Blogger audrey` said...

Hi Jen

The smoke and haze are not welcome at all.

Try to drink more water, k?

Take care =)

December 12, 2006 9:46 am  

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