This is just a little acknowledgment, before I continue posting, of what has been happening in Australia for the past few days. To those of you who don't know, the high temperatures lent themselves to some-hundred fires that razed a large part of our southern states, wiped out entire towns and had a high death toll. They're not over yet.
I don't know what to say without sounding ridiculous or maudlin - but I didn't want it to go unmentioned.
Also, if you are in a position to help and wish to do so, I direct you to two important foundations - The Red Cross and Wildlife Victoria (Thanks, Vegan and Vintage).