Some thoughts on the latest extremes of weather, and the terrible events Australian territories have been enduring in the past week. The hot wind of the past two weeks burned the leaves on plants city and country alike. It was a real worry to see healthy plants sizzling in the conditions, unable to do anything about them, due to this hot wind. However, this week a fine show of new green shoots arrived, against the odds. The weather is cooler, though still summer heat, but there is still relief. It didn’t seem there would be any, in the thick of the wildfire period, which devastated the nations’ soul. Prayers went out to all concerned, locally and around the world, and this tree then is a symbol of rebirth, as everything gradually heals with love and time. Blessings also to the people of the northern climates, who have been stricken with such an excess of water as has made life very difficult for them. I hope things improve for everyone as time goes on. Truly a land of extremes, these weeks have tested everyone completely, and compassion has shone through, just like the persistent green foliage coming through.
(copyright Imogen Crest 2009.)