course of fire
…and not just in Athens
Hoping for a better sunset tomorrow.
Due to the fires, we’re under scheduled power cuts in order to avoid a huge black out. My replies & visits may be slower than usual.
We are safe but so much is gone and it’s far from over yet.
Just heard in the news that finally help is coming from many countries in the EU, including Germany (now that rebuilding is under way in Germany after the floods – a little dog got reunited with the owners, one happy ending in all these tragedies). Good thoughts only coming your way!❣️
Thank you, my dearest Alexandra. Yes, and we are grateful to all those people offering help! 🙏
Stunning! Be safe dear one! ❤️
So horrible. Hope you and yours are safe. Terrible what we are doing to the world.
Terrible and double terrible how all this seems intentional! Thank you, my friend!
We are safe!! Thank you, my friend.
Oh no. This must be so horrible.
I hope that you and your friends and family are safe!
Thank you, my friend. We are well but so many people are now homeless and so many animals and trees lost….
Stay safe, my friend Marina 🙏💖
Thank you, my dear Phil! We are! 🙏
History has proven that people of Greece are much stronger than anything as disastrous as this wildfire can throw at you all. I gather from the media that the authorities are dealing with restoration of power and water outages, road closures, evacuations, protection of habitat areas/monuments, and are constantly monitoring the air quality. This necessity may continue in the coming many days. Meantime, it is comforting to know that you and members of your family are safe and that food, water and transmission networks, etc are available. Marina, I dearly wish all of you will get through this soon.
Thank you so much, my dear Jo! Yes we have endured many things and surely the authorities are dealing with multiple fronts for many days, which makes it an almost impossible task. Because of that, we have had minimum human casualties [one firefighter], but so many animals and trees…. and homes.
Thank you so much for your wishes, my dear friend.
We are safe.
Oh, this is heartbreaking. Parts of the US are being ravaged by fire. An entire town in California was destroyed by fire.
Oh, nooo….. this is horrible and I wonder why governments don’t fund the prevention of such situations…
The fires are the result of damage to the to the environment and climate change. Not good.
Not good indeed, however these were mostly arsons, intentional ones!
So terrible. I’m so sorry. Hope for a better tomorrow.
Thank you, my dear Gigi… yes, a better tomorrow! 🙏
Love you, Marina!
Love to Socrates, Hera and all your family, friends and the entire city of Athens!
This is scary business!
My heart to all the animals as well!
Very very scary, my sweet friend!
Many many hugs to you!
Wild fires are eating towns in western and northern Canada, as well.
Towns that have been there 100 or more years.
Athens is being covered in Canadian news daily! Stay safe! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
A rhetorical question of course as we all know the answer, but why don’t they fund fire/flood/earthquake prevention enough that these things don’t happen. Do they not know? Same goes for hunger snd poverty. Do they not know?
Of course they do…
Hope all fires everywhere go out soon! May earth, if she has anything left for us, show mercy, cause noone else will.
It’s crazy! The eastern states is always flooding. The west is burning, and always needs water due to drought conditions.
Why can’t they build a network of ditches/trenches with a floodgate.
I grew up by the Red River in Manitoba.
Every year the river would flood & make a mess, causing the city of Winnipeg millions of dollars in damages.
So they made a massive ditch….like a dry small river bed. It goes for about 50 km.
The prairies are very dry in the summer, so it provides irrigation.
“The floodway is recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Site and is considered one of the world’s 16 engineering marvels.”
Many politicians are crooked as the edge of a saw!
It really is common sense but one can assume that either a. They lack common sense or b. They don’t care. Hard to make excuses qhen so much mobey is spent on media alone!
Sending love and many hugs!
My heart goes to the people of Athens, and Greece, take care Marina.
Thank you very much! It means a lot! 🙏
Terrible, Marina. 😦 Hoping you and others in Athens and beyond stay safe.
Thank you, my dear Dave. We are safe, my friend but it really is terrible…
Don and I have been following the heat wave in your area, Marina. We just viewed your temperatures for the next week! YIKES! Please, please take care.
Climate change is real! We read that Athens appointed a chief heat officer to combat climate crises. This is a promising step, and we foresee this will be adopted in other cities and nations. This is from the Guardian:“This summer has been one of the hottest on record across much of Europe, with heat records tumbling in many areas, at the same time as floods have swept through Germany and Belgium. Across the world, China has experienced devastating flooding, while heatwaves have struck northern latitudes in Canada, and wildfires raged in the US.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/23/athens-appoints-chief-heat-officer-combat-climate-crisis
Sending many hugs across the oceans.
We’ve had heatwaves before, some were as bad as this one. What governments ought to do is fund ways to prevent fires / floods and educate people on how to deal with natural disasters and fire/flood/earthquake proof their homes. Of course it’s a promising step appointing a heat officer.
We’ve lost our connection with Mother Earth.
Thank you so much my dearest Rebecca.
Many many hugs back to you!
ps. we are safe!🙏
Don and I were just saying the same thing – we have lost our connection with Mother Earth. I heard that one of the most important things we can do now is plant trees and build green spaces within the cities. Please take care.
Hi. remember that i live in hurricane country. The issue isn’t with funding but with vigilance. We had a levee system built well before Hurricane Katrina almost destroyed us. There were 57 breaks in the levees including the big ones that made the news. Thy were never properly inspected monthly as they should have been. Tomorrow, I say in Storyteller, that Mother Nature has had enough and she’s coming for us.
The most important thing is that you and yours stay safe, Marina.
We are, thank you, my dear Sue…
Good to hear
Oh I’m so sorry Marina! Heartbreaking. Praying for you and Athens!
Thank you, my dearest Colleen! Prayers are so needed, my kind friend. Heartbreaking indeed.
Fantastic photos of flames, smoke and sun. Sad to say, tragedy has a way of making good art. Stay safe. Fires are scary and the suffering of all is immense.
Yes, my friend… immense suffering. The images that keep coming up in my mind are of all those burned animals, even if there were overwhelmingly many volunteers who saved so many! [and still do]
The important thing is you stay safe.
I am so sorry you guys are suffering fires as well. Scary business.
Scary business indeed. Suburbs are burning as well as so many places in Greece. Scary and very sad.
A bit better today, at least in Athens.
Oh man… Such a sad and difficult time for way too many
Way too many and sadly it still goes on in so many places in Greece. Heartbreaking.
All over Greece, Canada and the US in the west. Scary business
Very scary…. Hope things are better for everyone very soon!