Just a short walk through some forest that was badly burnt in the Black Saturday bush fires of 2009.
There are many signs of regeneration in the forest - I hope the people of the area are doing as well.
In this picture you can see that some of the mature trees survived the fire, but many are now just dead stags heads. These will become important wild life sites over time. You can also see the huge numbers of young trees in the fore ground - these forests have evolved with fire, but it remains questionable that they will be able to survive the increased fire frequencies that come with human activity and / or climate change.
Its still very dry here, and the next few days are back into the extreme heat level. This whole area could burn again, which is not a happy thought.
As we were driving home I noticed this paddock dotted with hay bales - I rather liked the look of them, so here are two images.
Both of these landscape shots look much better bigger - and you can see bigger versions if you click on the image.
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