Fire Aftermath

I took a walk in the neighborhood last night and took some pictures. The landscape around here is like another planet. I enjoy hiking the local trails but I suspect they’ll be closed for a while until things start to recover. We had a similar fire back in 2007 and it is remarkable how quickly things grow back. I was speaking with our local park ranger and he reports the deer are already returning, though nobody is exactly sure where our local pride of mountain lions are right now. When these trees catch on fire, the burn continues inside long after and often down into the roots. Some of these trees will one day just fall over.