Bloody Mary

By ColleenA
Another type of ginger flower called a Torch ginger, this colour called Bloody Mary..
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UPDATE: The fires are getting worse in Australia, two huge fires are expected to join together this weekend. Thousands of people have been evacuated as diabolical fire conditions are expected tomorrow. Melbourne was covered in smoke today which makes it very scary.
Itís sad to hear that some of these fires were started by arsonists. What kind of sick twisted human would do this.

I have upload 2 VERSIONS....which re just to show you what the City and Bay looked like today. . Also to put the burnt areas in perspective one News channel put together a map showing an area in Britain to give you an idea of size.

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Lovely lead image Colleen, the rest look pretty scary. I can't begin to think what it must be like, we should divert our stupid foreign aid budget 0ver to you guy's!
Stay safe
Geoff

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3 Jan 2020 8:29AM
My heart goes out to those who've lost their loved ones and homes.. and may it rain
ColleenA Plus
7 451 7 Australia
3 Jan 2020 8:30AM

Quote:Lovely lead image Colleen, the rest look pretty scary. I can't begin to think what it must be like, we should divert our stupid foreign aid budget 0ver to you guy's!
Stay safe
Geoff


Canada, America and New Zealand have sent ire fighters to help our already exhausted firemen. More Countries need to stand up and help.
3 Jan 2020 8:40AM
A beautiful close up with impressive color , Colleen!

Jukka. PS Very sorry about the bad news of the bush fires.
3 Jan 2020 9:24AM
Lead image is beautiful Colleen,
Fred.
3 Jan 2020 9:46AM
The lead image is absolutely beautiful, Colleen.
The versions are very distressing to view.
My heart goes out to those who are affected by these devastating fires.

Richard
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2020 9:50AM
A good lead Colleen. I agree with all that has been said above re fires, must be truly terrifying!
Carole
dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1666 England
3 Jan 2020 10:18AM
Extreme sympathy, Colleen - though maybe not for your PM, who seems to be stuck in a desert suitable for burying heads in sand.

The version showing the area that has burned/is burning is telling, especially for someoen at the edge of that map of the UK!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
3 Jan 2020 10:31AM
A very beautiful flower in the lead image, Colleen 👍
It's so sad to hear every time we see the news on TV what's happening over there. Stay safe and take care 😟
Trev 😀
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
3 Jan 2020 10:32AM
A beautiful floral shot, Colleen, but your set today must focus on the conditions displayed in the versions.
We get daily updates on the awful conditions being experienced in Australia.......there seems to be no end in sight of the horrors.
So many lives lost and for thousands loss of everything else other than life itself.
We can only pray for those fighting the fires and putting their own lives at risk.
R.
3 Jan 2020 10:39AM
A fabulous lead image, Colleen and an excellent example of the area on fire.

I like to think that anyone responsible for any of the fires, have perished along with half a billion animals.

John.
3 Jan 2020 10:47AM
P.S. I see views from above on our TV and some of the fire appears to be right next to lakes, river's or the sea. Still no sign of water being pumped directly from these sources of water ? What's your government doing and I wonder why in the UK, are we not being asked for help in the way that were would if it were Africa etc etc that had such fires?
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2020 11:12AM
A great floral image Colleen,SmileSmile but so sad that people are sick enough to cause this sort of suffering to people and wildlifeSadSadSadSad

Cliff
3 Jan 2020 12:04PM
A very fine flower capture ...its a sad sight we see here on the news every day about the devastation the bush fires are causing to life and property .

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
7 451 7 Australia
3 Jan 2020 12:58PM

Quote:P.S. I see views from above on our TV and some of the fire appears to be right next to lakes, river's or the sea. Still no sign of water being pumped directly from these sources of water ? What's your government doing and I wonder why in the UK, are we not being asked for help in the way that were would if it were Africa etc etc that had such fires?

The helicopters are sucking up water from the lanes and the sea. I just donít think we have enough. We also have the huge planes dropping the red stuff.
I too am surprised that the UK hasnít sent firemen to help us considering we are part of the Commonwealth. Hats off to Canada, the USA and NZ who have been sending guys for months to help us. Our Firemen are true heroes and completely exhausted. Most of them are volunteers who donít get paid for doing the job and are facing financial ruin.
Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
3 Jan 2020 1:15PM
I'm glad the US is helping....I hope more countries send reinforcements.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2020 4:08PM
Beautiful opening image Colleen, sad, sad versions.

There are lots of reasons why I am ashamed to be British at the moment and this adds to them. Sadly our services have been cut to the bone in the name of austerity and probably don't have the capacity to help. They can barely cope with whatís needed here.
Stunning detailed lead image, Colleen.
Sad to see the effects of the Oz fires..
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2020 5:40PM
A beautiful lead bloom and scary fire shots
Ju
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2020 8:39PM
The flower is beautiful... The fires are devastating...
We are all following it on the news,
Isabel SadSad
Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
3 Jan 2020 11:32PM
The lead picture is very beautiful Colleen!
The rest is so sad to see and hear about.
And as you say, scary when you come so close to it.
It is even scary to see on TV.

Arne
4 Jan 2020 10:21AM
A stunning flower Colleen
Ian
dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1666 England
5 Jan 2020 3:09PM
I'm delighted to hear that firemen from the USA, Canada and New Zealand are helping: that nobody from the UK has arrived is possibly for two reasons, one bad and one good.

We've become a very selfish and tight little island over the last few years: a place where, broadly, I'll scratch your back if and when you scratch mine. It reflects very badly on us. And we've cut our public services again and again, so that there is possibly not a great deal of capacity left.

The better reason is that our fire brigades are used to dealing with the problems of a small, densely-populated and wet island. Barring a few moorland fires in summer, they simply have no experience of dealing with the problems you have.

And yes - being in the Commonwealth should mean more. I'm sorry that we're not doing our bit.

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