The grandparents lived in the ruins of this home - which is maybe 300 metres from their place down the road. Their grandfather was safe standing on a green patch of grass in the front yard. The left of the photo shows the remains of the chimney
Of course what do all good aussie kids want to do - even in a terrible time - play cricket!! They were so excited that they could play cricket in the paddock - cos there were no cattle there at the moment - they lost all their fencing in the fires. Mind you they were all black when we got home!!
This shos how close the fire came - its not showing in this photo - but their house is right at the left of the photo.
This is their farm car - all the fencing just around the house was still smoldering even when we went their last monday.
The kids teacher from Buxton was back at school today - we were so glad to see her. People are kinda starting to relax - but the fires are still outside Healesville - so many families are still on edge.