Thursday, 5 February 2009

Contrasting weather

These are the photo's that Doug's sister Kate from Australia sent with the accompanying e-mail

At home in Victoria the temperature has been above 44 degrees all week and they are forecasting another week of 40+ temperatures. Power is failing, trains have stopped running because tracks are buckling under the heat . It’s just scorching and it seems that the people are not the only ones suffering.
Check out these photos of a little Koala which just walked onto a back porch looking for a bit of heat relief. The woman filled up a bucket for it and this is what happened!

How sweet is that? It makes you realise though that if a wild animal is driven to such lengths as to come in to 'dangerous' territory like a human household it must be pretty desperate out there and a lot would be dying in the heat. Let's hope it soon stops and things get back to normal for every one's sake.