The Sydney shock jock radio hosts and the Murdoch media empire remain in denial and many words are spoken and written about how this is normal for Australia. It is not. We've had terrible fires in the past but not such sustained fires with such losses. No surprise that we've become smarter at saving ourselves, in the short term at least.
Just to lift you up again, have a look at the lovely koala photo taken by Lynda at Farm-ily for her post number 2,502.