I have property in Gippsland that luckily was missed by this Bushfire season… Like most real Australians that don’t live within 5km of the local CBD… @Blackduck, I agree with your previous posts.
And while we are up and about treading the Light Fantastic with Poetry… see below
I Love a Sunburnt Country
The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.
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!
A poem about the harshness of the Australian Countryside Published in 1908.
Her beauty and her terror and Droughts and flooding rains…ALL issues in the late 1800’s…
Before Coal fired Power Stations, Global Warming (Hang on, Planets cooling, quick change tack…) Climate Change, PM Scott Morrison or even Greta Thunderbird…
The only NEW science going on of late… is some trying to make money out of fresh air…
Bushfires are nothing NEW, just the left behind media sensationally fanning the flames…