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Old Jul 20, 2007, 1:44 PM   #11
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Nice series but seeing them made me sad.


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Old Jul 20, 2007, 11:25 PM   #12
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It is sad to see trees burnt like these, but it is good to know that this is natural and a wonderful rebirth will come with the rains.

You did very well with all the shots in this series.
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Old Jul 21, 2007, 12:46 AM   #13
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Thank you Roger and Rodney - I was wondering if others would feel sad, and knowing that you do, too, means that I was successful in what I set out to do.

But to provide some better balance - here are two more pictures I took at the same time, a little more hopeful, aren't they?
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Not the best butterfly picture, but I like the colors and after looking/taking pictures of burned trees, it was a welcome sight.
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Old Jul 21, 2007, 8:39 AM   #15
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i can relate to the feeling of seeing you bush (forest) burnt
it happens here to often
it is good to see it regenerating
are the trees dead?
the trees here dont always die and can regenerate from beneath the bark
it is good you document it too
it could prove useful in future years
keeping track of when fires occured and how the areas regenerate

thos last 2 with the flowers are real gems


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We just got back from being out of town for the weekend - so strange not to have internet access for a couple of days!

Australia's fires do occasionally make the news around here - it always sounds like they are always far bigger than ours, though ours do so much damage.

The subject of tree death is interesting - many of the trees in the area where I was are dead. It's an area that hadn't been burned over in a very long time, and it had high brush (our brush burns hotter than trees do) - I had heard that the forest around there literally exploded all around, flames 100 feet high in some places. The tree death rate was very high there. However, that wasn't the case everywhere - in one area where they had done some recent controlled burns (to control the brush) many of the trees survived. Even in the area I went through, there were live trees next to dead ones, and the mountainsides were patchy. It was really interesting to see.
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