Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bushfires and koalas

There are no words to describe such an horrific tragedy that has happened with the bush fires in Australia
My heart goes out to all the those that have lost loved ones, homes, their pets and all their lifelong dreams.
My thoughts and best wishes are with you as you rebuild your lives and move forward.

It just made me stop to think that we need to be grateful for our life and appreciate everything and everyone.

I have loved seeing the photos of the cute koala bears, this one is such a cutie.



  1. Hi Carolyn~ I hate when such sad things happen to people and animals. I love the beautiful picture of the koala bear. My kitty Annika reminds me of a koala bear. I enjoy your visits. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful. ~Mandy

  2. Hi Carolyn,
    My heart and prayers go out to all Australians who have been effected by the fires including the sweet animals.
    That sweet Koala is so cute and I just wonder what he may be thinking.

    Thank you for stopping by. Always nice to see you and thank you for such a wonderful post. It reminds us to take each day and realize how precious life is.
    Blessings to you dear friend.
    hugs, Celestina Marie

  3. Hi Mandy,

    Isn't the koala cute and yes, they all have that such cute look kittys and dogs. Lovely to have you visit me, thanks.

    Hi Celestina Marie,

    We must have been leaving messages on each other's blogs at the same time!
    I love your new blog header and well done for winning the giveaway.
    Yes, life is precious and we need to remind ourselves of this every day, as you said ~ thanks.


  4. awww such a sweetie....

    It is heartbreaking just thinking of the devastation and the loss of life...

    you're absolutely right...we all need to remember, and often, how fortunate we are....

    hope you get to try the bread some day...

  5. Oh Carolyn I've lapped up the adorable koala photos and stories too. My heart ached when I learnt that so many pets and farm animals lost their lives. Terrible, dreadful tragedy....

    This is a very cute koala, I want to cuddle him!

  6. Hi Carolyn,
    My heart, thoughts and prayers have been going out to the people of Australia who have been so tragically affected by the fires and in the other area of Australia the flooding.

    It does indeed call for reflection and allows me to count my blessings. :)
    ((hugs)) to you, dear friend! :)

  7. Tragedy does have a way of making us refocus. Thank you for reminding me. The thoughts and prayers of kind people like you go a long way. I will be praying for those that need comfort, as well. <3

  8. Hello Carolyn

    -It has been a nervous few weeks with the bush fires this is a black page in history - on a more happy note thanks for your comment my block I love comments don't you!

    I make dolls sometimes never made an attempt too make a bear but looking at yours ......lovely

  9. Carolyn,
    my heart joins yours.
    Thanks for letting us
    remember how lucky we are.
    Monica x.

  10. Such destruction and incredible loss. My heart weeps every time I see that number count jump. Bless all the tireless and brave firefighters and those who are giving to those who have nothing.

    And every now and then, I will catch a story about a rescued koala and it will bring a much needed smile. I cannot begin to think about all the wildlife that perished.

  11. Oh, such a sweet picture...My heart goes out to all of those whose lives have been turned upside down with all of these fires.(And the flooding in the other parts of Australia). They haven't had a great summer. Here's hoping things do turn around for the positive in the days and weeks to come.

    We are so fortunate are right Carolyn...we need to appreciate what we have and the people we love and care about.

    Hugs, Nancy

  12. Hi Carolyn, What a sweeite. I agree, the koala's are so cute. It is so sad to think of how many animals have suffered as well. The sweet little koala named Sam has certainly captured the world's attention. The one rescued by the fire fighter and given 3 bottles of water. She is such a sweetie! I think we all need some good news stories.

    ~ Karen

  13. It does make you heartsick ,about all the life loss and al, those wonderful creatures.May God bless them all.Arn't Koalas the cutest little bears.I would give anything to hold one,but I bet they wouldn't like it.Hugs Marie Antionette

  14. Thank you for all being such caring people ~ we can only hope and pray
    for all the Australian people.



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