It's now just over six months after the Black Saturday bushfires of February 7.
A fire ripped through the central Victorian town of Bendigo, killing 1 person and destroying 61 homes. On the same day even larger fires destroyed vast areas of Victoria claiming 173 lives.
It's now almost the end of Winter, and after more than 12 years of harsh drought we have had an average rainfall. Everything is lush and green, with the notorious Oxalis weed taking over much of the burnt out stretches of land. Lets hope that an average rainfall continues, and that this Summer is not the even greater fire risk that we are already being warned about.