This is the view yesterday (two days after Black Saturday – which I believe is what the day is being dubbed) from my in-law’s place in Lilydale. They are overlooking the Yarra Valley/Healesville’ish fires and some of the smoke is probably from Marysville or St Andrews. I am still kicking myself that I didn’t have the camera with me on the Saturday as it was eerily spectactular from up there, at some stages we could see flame.
I have spent the afternoon at my in-laws place – escaping the heat with their air-con and pool. The benefit of being here (as I am still here) is their expansive view of the Yarra Valley, which is beautiful on most days, but today Victoria has been burning. There is smoke from multiple fires, the sky has been an atrocious colour, we saw flame earlier on and as the night has come, a lovely threatening orange glow. As I type, our friends are leaving their home.
It’s been 46 C today, that’s 114.8 F
It would be really good if you could pray.