I didn't mean to take a blogging break-it just sort of happened. I think with all the ongoing hot weather, the start of the term and the news of the horific bushfires, I just didn't really feel like it. I visited blogland today and was overwhelmed by the support of the crafty community and how quick everyone is to help out however they can-very heartwarming. To know that so much money and necessary items have been donated already makes one proud and restores your faith in humankind. So much sadness and the stories we are hearing both amazing and tragic add to the roller coaster of emotions the nation is feeling. It certainly puts things in your own little world in perspective and makes you appreciate and be thankful for what you've got.
On a brighter note we have a visitor at our school. We are only five minutes from the centre of Adelaide and not very close to the Adelaide hills at all so everyone has been amazed at our furry friend who has moved in. The children have been so excitied and because we are the closest classroom to this beautiful tree, we have claimed him or her as our own!
Look closely now!
I just happened to have my good camera with me. I have been at my school for nine years and never has a koala ever been in sight before now. People are saying that because it has been so hot they are on the move looking for leaves with moisture as everything has been so dry. The children are just so fascinated at how agile it is and how it doesn't fall out of the tree! One group of concerned students went around the whole school and got all the doormats from outside the classrooms. They made a safety landing by putting them at the base of the tree and covering them in leaves just in case our furry squatter should accidently fall!
We are appreciating our koala with a tinge of sadness knowing that so many of its interstate relatives and other wildlife have not survived the ferocious fires, let alone the devasting loss of so many human lives.