Australia Is Burning

melina-ilustrates (Australia is burning)

melina-ilustrates (Australia is burning)

Melina who is Greek Australian painted this heartbreaking image.  It seems to have touched many people and her post is going viral.  She has given permission for the image to be shared but asks that a donation be made to one of the many charities set up to deal with the crisis.  Her website on face book is called Melina illustrates – if you would like to follow the thread and see the photo /comments/ links to donation sites.‘ – quote from Sue Llewellyn’s post, ‘Australia is Burning’


21 comments on “Australia Is Burning

  1. quiall says:

    It is beautiful. And heart wrenching.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. The situation there is heartbreaking, and this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this, Widdershins. And, yes, the koala crying hits hard.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. That illustration just makes me want to cry. Thanks for sharing it. I’m going to follow the links. Donations are critical; I just wish we would do more to stop this from ever happening. 😦

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Olga Godim says:

    A stunning image, so heart-wrenching. Thank you for posting it.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. : ( (I just couldn’t hit the like button above, as beautiful as the image is, given the disaster it’s portraying.)

    Liked by 2 people

  6. I think this is more powerful than many of the photos I have seen – beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. parkermccoy says:

    That is a beautiful image that pretty well says it all. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Denise Covey says:

    It is stunning and encapsulates both the human agony and the animal distress. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Widdershins says:

      Hi Denise, welcome to my little corner of the interwebs. 🙂 … I saw some horrific bushfires when I lived in OZ, (15 years ago now) but nothing compared to what it’s like there now.


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