Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Grab a Hankie


Normally this blog is dedicated to visuals of pretty places, my favorite interiors, and of course my most favoritest husband and kidlings. This is my "happy place," after all. But, I just could not avoid posting about the horrific fires happening in Australia when I came across the above images today. My heart goes out to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. We've all seen and heard of so much that is wrong with the world, just turn on the news, it's a nightly event. Nonetheless, for some reason the photo above, of the sweet koala, absolutely breaks my heart. I sincerely hope that from this crisis will spring forth something good and positive and that future such disasters will be avoided.
{images from here, first spotted on the bedlam of beefy}

8 comments:

Raina said...

Pictures of the sweet little guy with his little footies bandaged appeared in the local papers today:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10556320

nkp said...

Oh goodness, I saw those too, couldn't bear to post them, just too heartbreaking! :0(

Uncle Beefy said...

I know it is such a sad but also quite a tender moment. It is unfathomable to me that anyone would intentionally start such a path of devastation. (Even some have gone in and reignited fires that had been put out...?!?!?!?) My heart aches profoundly for all affected...human and animal.

Alexis said...

That picture makes me want to weep!

Raina said...

I just read an update on "Sam," the koala seen in the picture:

Sam is being treated at the Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter in Rawson, 100 miles east of Melbourne, where she has attracted the attention of a male koala, nicknamed "Bob," manager Coleen Wood said. The two have been inseparable, with Bob keeping a protective watch over his new friend, she said.

How much do you love that?

nkp said...

Love that?!!! Are you kidding me, Raina. That is just too sweet to be true. I'm not animal lover in general, but my birthday is next week and I think I'm going to ask for a koala. I heart Sam, and Bob, I really do!

nkp said...

...oops...an animal lover, darn iPhone!

erin@designcrisis said...

:(