This week the prompt is "Let Your Light Shine".
The problem is that I'm just not feeling particularly shiny this week. So rather than shine the light on me ... I decided to shine it on someone else ... someone that deserves a little recognition at the moment.
Now I know this isn't strictly a fashion post ... OK ... it isn't even slightly a fashion post ... but it's all about light in one form or another.
Now here in New South Wales we have been battling bushfires for almost a week. Last Thursday they were way too close to home ... thankfully the local fire is now under control.
But this isn't the case elsewhere ... there are fires burning all over the state ... the worst being in the Blue Mountains ... west of Sydney. There are two large fires in that area ... and they are at risk of merging to become a huge fire front.
The last thing we need at the moment is high temperatures and strong winds.
Tomorrow the forecast is for high temperatures and strong winds.
The firefighters are preparing for conditions which have been described as catastrophic.
All anyone can do is wait ... and hope for the best.
My sister lives scarily close to this fire ... she wrote about it here. She is preparing to evacuate if needs be ... trying to decide what to take. I mean how do you decide what to take with you when there is a chance you will have nothing left by the end of the day. What is of more value to you than anything else? She's getting photo albums and her computer hard drive ... but how do you choose the sentimental items?
But back to the shining lights.
Day in and day out there is a group of people ... putting their lives at risk ... battling these fires. Saving lives ... saving properties ... saving wildlife. Most of them are volunteers ... doing something for their community ... without them I shudder to think where we would be.
So I just wanted to shine a light on the men and women of the Rural Fire Service ... you're doing a fantastic job and I just wanted to say "Thanks".
|Pic from here|
|Pic from here|