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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Blue Mountains bushfires



I grabbed my trusty Fujifilm camera yesterday and drove up the mountain to get some pics to share of the damage done in the recent bushfires.

The photo above is fairly typical of the scenes you'd see. One would expect to see a blackened landscape with nothing left, typical scorched earth scenes with blackened tree stumps in profusion. But it isn't the case. What is left during a typical bushfire is these patches of gold where the leaves have been slightly burned. The gold turns to a dull tan as it recedes into the background as can be seen above.

The bushfires actually are part of the natural cycle, many plants require the fire to propogate and the fires provide ash which then naturally fertilises the soil. I got a photo of a couple of these.

The fires have also added and extra tinge of blue to the views which I have also tried to capture.

Apologies for a seperate post for each picture but it is heaps quicker that way and the photos tend to not match the text with the blogger layouts if I post all the photos at once.

2 Comments:

  • Nice pix. Interesting how similar, yet how differentiated, America and Australia are. You have so many species of fauna and flora that are found no other place on the planet. So do we. As if there were 2 different evolutionary paths. Aliens, perhaps?

    By Anonymous Winston, at 11:23 pm  

  • I saw some pictures around the Ozarks and it looks a lot like around here. Different trees but at a distance roughly the same.

    We don't have bears or mountain lions or other things that eat you here, you have to go swimming for that.

    By Blogger Johnno, at 7:48 am  

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