AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Queensland Floods On My Mind

Pics by Gemma Wiseman ~ from TV coverage of the devastating floods ravaging Queensland, Australia.
75% of the state has been declared a major disaster zone.
I may feel far away in Melbourne, Victoria, but my fellow Australians began their New Year with tragedy that threatened their homes...and it's not over yet!
This Watery Wednesday had to be a tribute to their strength!
Watery Wednesday #122
Dedicated to all those who are struggling through the flood crisis in Queensland!

Your world is water
Like a rushing wild demon
Nature's moods unleashed

But we offer sails
Our belief and hope in you
From us - Namaste


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Mimi Foxmorton said...

My humble blessings to all those involved........


Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! sending sympathy. glad to know you personally are safe.

Trevor Woodford said...

It has been shown on the TV here in the UK every day. Much concern and sympathy for those people suffering with this.

Ewa said...

It's on the news over here in Ireland, my prayers go out to everyone who is affected by that

chubskulit said...

My prayers are with you and the people who are affected.

lina@happy family said...

I also follow the news every day here. Glad to know that you live far away from the flood area. Big sympathy and prayers to all Queensland people...

Nikki . said...

So difficult for people when disaster strikes... hoping the water will begin to recede soon.

Cecilia Artista said...

So devastating! My thoughts are with the people in Queensland.
My swedish father lived there but died last autumn.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Third time is a charm I hope...I keep getting "Timed Out" after I click to post my comment.

I've been wondering about you and all my other 'blogging buddies' and this awful, continual, flooding in your homeland.

It was kind of you to share some of the devastation photos, tho still sad to see.

My Wednesday post link In Search of the Elusive WHOLE Sand Dollar

gengen said...

So sad to look. Thanks for sharing.

My watery is here

Judy said...

I have seen some footage on the news, and then your photos! This is a major disaster, and my heart goes out to all the people whose lives have been affected!!!

jeannette said...

Just today I saw a video about how a parkinglot changes within moments in a raging river, and cars being swallowed up in it. I pray that lives will be spared!

Reflections said...

Stunning piece! Such stark images, a reality so unimaginable, yet unbelievably real. My hearts go out to so many, thoughts and prayers dangling like the lost souls trying to hang on.



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