I am very, very sorry. I can not imagine quite what that loss must feel like and don't think there is really any way to describe it. Lucinda -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Marc Winterburn Sent: 22 December, 2002 5:00 To: email@example.com Subject: [gardeners] Wildfires Hi All, I have great sadness in my heart as I tell you all that on Friday we had a wildfire sweep through our district and I lost everything except the house and shed. I lost 100,000+ palm and cycad plants, 30,000 chillie plants , over 250 varieties that all of my good friends world wide had so kindly sent me the seeds for. I will update with some photos of the devastation in the next couple of days but I am in shock. I lost a hot house , shadehouse and everything else on the property. The house was saved by a water bomber dropping a load at the critical time. Marc in Austruckinfalia.