It has been amazing to see how quickly the natural landscape is regenerating in Flowerdale. After the fires the trees were burnt, leaves had virtually petrified through the radiant heat and the forest floor and fields were black. Because in many spots the fire raced low through the undergrowth and burnt the lower parts of the trees the tops of many trees are displaying new green leaves among the brown. i put in a couple of photos taken in the immediate aftermath of the fire to give you some comparison.
"All the fields were black after the fire"
"Forests and trees were black, there was no undergrowth left at all"
There has been some rain, not heaps but enough for things to start to regrow. The tops of some trees are starting to shoot new green leaves and the fields and forest floor have got a magnificant green look about them. I took some photos on Saturday on the edge of a burnt out forest, and you can see just how green it is getting. Many of the
"View from the pub car park, these fields were totally black a few weeks ago"
"A lush field on the edge of the forest that was totally balckened after the fires, see the green regrowth in the top of the trees"
It gives me a lift every time I look at the regrowth and gives me a constant reminder that no matter how bad things get, things come back around.