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Bushfires in NSW

DaveHam9

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90 bushfires burning around NSW with 20 still out of control - hundreds of homes destroyed - one life lost so far.

Took this photo in the backyard last evening. Very unusual light.


 
No doubt a certain Mr. Ives will say I should be at specsavers but I would have sworn they were birds. redf)
Thanks for the info link Dave, very interesting.
I was reading about the fires this morning - thoughts with all those touched by the devastation, not least the firefighters and volunteers.
 
Dreadful, Dave... And concerns the fire could worsen over next few days.

Where's the heavy rain when you need it?

Hope things turn out for the better very soon.

Geoff
 
The country of extremes is going to even more extremes.

The hottest day ever recorded in October and then the coldest ever October day four days later in Canberra. Range from 34 to -1 C.

No rain for a few years then floods, then normal for a few years then bushfires. Very early season this time being in October.

Yes, tomorrow forecast to be a bad day.
 
The country of extremes is going to even more extremes.

The hottest day ever recorded in October and then the coldest ever October day four days later in Canberra. Range from 34 to -1 C.

No rain for a few years then floods, then normal for a few years then bushfires. Very early season this time being in October.

Yes, tomorrow forecast to be a bad day.

And it's not even summer yet...

34 to -1 is astonishing and we complain about our weather, there are no words to explain it, sensibly.

Geoff
 
That was the range from Max to Min.

October 18:

Canberra winemakers were reeling from the heavy frost overnight on Thursday, Canberra’s coldest October morning on record, which wiped millions of dollars from the industry.
As they assessed damage from their vineyards during the day, some reported losses of 70 per cent or even higher from low-lying vineyards.
 
That range of temp' is unbelievable.

On a lighter note, I am very partial to a SE Australia Shiraz, we'll have to hope the -1 didn't do too much damage :eek:

Geoff
 
Shiraz from parts of South Australia and Victoria and from Orange and Hunter Valley in NSW.

I prefer a Hunter Valley Verdelho. :)
 
Its shocking weather, hotter and windier than ever for this time of year all over Aussie i think.
This photo was taken on my way to Bundy less than a fortnight ago. It was taken about 2 hours south of Charters Towers where i live.
Just gives a idea of how dry it is over here at the moment.
 
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Shiraz from parts of South Australia and Victoria and from Orange and Hunter Valley in NSW.

I prefer a Hunter Valley Verdelho. :)

Lindemann's bin 50 is one of the favourites, described as SE Australia..

I'm hoping that there isn't a myth to this, as it is a particular favourite :rolleyes:
 
:eek:Geoff you changed your avie!

Hi gibbo

Yeah, the penguin on the right pushes the one on the left into the ice/water, it is quite funny. Unfortunately I had to reduce its size to fit the FHUK criteria and it is a bit small. I am working on it, however... :biggrin:
 
I'm only familiar with the garbage bin.

It gets 4 stars.

Lindeman's Bin 50 Shiraz
4 / 5

A medium to full bodied Shiraz, packed with intense plum flavours, touches of dark chocolate and spice. Creamy vanillin oak characters frame the long, elegant finish.
 
I'm only familiar with the garbage bin.

It gets 4 stars.

Lindeman's Bin 50 Shiraz
4 / 5

A medium to full bodied Shiraz, packed with intense plum flavours, touches of dark chocolate and spice. Creamy vanillin oak characters frame the long, elegant finish.

That's the one :) Well worth a try.... I'm not sure about the garbage bin :)
 
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