Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 236


A glimpse of the scarred Loblolly pines in Bastrop State Park that were part of  the disaster burn last summer.  There were miles and miles of glimpses like this.  The trees near the road have already been cleared.  It's pretty scary to see how wildfires just take over completely without being able to be controlled.  It was an amazing thing to see. None of the cabins in the state park were burned - there were firefighters stationed at each cabin - dousing their roofs to prevent the flames from jumping.   Another amazing thing that you'll notice in the burn area is that there are no animals-no birds-no wildlife.  Although it is incredibly sad, it is also heartening to see a year later all the grasses and saplings growing in all on their own.  It's a renewing feeling to be a witness to this.

12 comments:

  1. I always love seeing the new growth coming up so quickly after a bad fire like that.

    Aren't the firemen amazing in what they can save?

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  2. Natures way of cleansing itself, unfortunately, sometimes our houses are in the way.

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  3. So very very glad to see all the new growth!!

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  4. Thanks for the great pictures, we all need to be reminded of the damage and be thankful for the renewal.

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  5. These photographs remind me so much of our beautiful Blue Mountains where it's a regular event to experience what we call bush fires. Here they threaten homes and lives and it's our Rural Fire Brigade that keeps us safe, mostly it's manned by volunteers.
    Many Australian trees depend on fires to propagate.
    I find it interesting to discover how the same types of events are experienced and impact various parts of the world. Thanks for sharing Laurie.

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  6. Today I am looking at your photograph of fire damaged forests and here in Australia it is the start of our bushfire season. In fact a total fire ban has been called today for most of the Eastern State where I live. How interesting that we have a similar experiences of bush fires.

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  7. These are great pics Laurie and I do agree, it's amazing the way God designed nature to replenish and renew.

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  8. Hello Laurie, thinking of you xo

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  9. Hi,Laurie
    Pop over to my blog and you'll see that I've awarded you the Liebster Award because yours is a blog that I enjoy.

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  10. Wishing you and your Family have a really Magic Christmas, sweet Laurie :0)
    Lot of love from Moscow
    Natasha & Fam

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  11. Happy New Year to you Laurie...
    What a fun challenging year we've had this year... thankyou so much for joining me :-)
    It's been wonderful visiting to share everyone's photos and getting to know you a little better this year.
    Robyn xx

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