Thursday, January 08, 2015

Good Fences and Skywatch Friday



A long time since I have posted a fence, but here is one that is not really the subject of the photo. Recent devastating bushfires in the Adelaide Hills.


This fence survived, but with nearly 13000 hectares of scrub and grazing land burnt out, many kilometres of fencing was destroyed. Sadly though the wire paddock fencing proved an obstacle to many animals fleeing the fire, especially kangaroos and koalas.

Latest update is 32 houses lost, numerous outbuildings and many injuries - mostly minor. Fortunately this time no loss of human lives.

For more photos of fences go to Good Fences and Skywatch Friday

Liz Needle

14 comments:

  1. A good but sad shot today however at least no human lives were lost.

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  2. Wow, that's an amazing photo of the smoke mushroom!

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  3. Cool shot, but the fire sounds so scary and awful for the people, their homes and the wildlife.. Have a happy day!

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  4. Interesting photo! At first glance it almost looks like a volcano. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment.

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  5. so very sad on the damages and loss.

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  6. Too many fires in Australia :( Great shot though.

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  7. Great picture but sad story behind it :(
    I feel very sorry for all those animals that didn't
    make it because of the fence.
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  8. Great picture of the landscape awaiting the far off fires. Always sad to hear of the devastation of wildfires. This shot brings it all home. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I guess fencing has it's bad points as well as it good ones. Very sad that so much has been destroyed!

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  10. Such a shame when fires are out of control and destroy so much beauty. I guess the fence was spared for a reason.

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  11. So very sad about the fires and the loss of animals and land like that. It's nice fencing though.

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  12. oh my so sorry about all the terrible fires.

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  13. We've been following news of the fires on TV. Glad that fence survived.

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  14. Fires bring such devastation. Sad to hear about the animals that were unable to escape, glad the humans fared better in that regard.

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