Went for a stroll out in the drizzling rain, and took a few photos into the veil of mist.
The mist softens the blackened soil, but the grass is growing up through it in the open spaces now, hovering over and caressing the wound of the wildfire.
I am feeling a nearly unperceivable whispering heartbeat of optimism …
… as if life might still be good after all, in spite of itself.
Lovely. Life will be busting out all over before you know it.
Yes, and there isn’t anything we can do but watch, and hopefully enjoy. the marching of the seasons. xx
Love the tree photo!
AJ, I am not sure if Mr Blue Oak Tree made it. For now its trunk is black , like thousands of others, yet in patchy places there is no burn…. we’ll see next spring if fresh leaves appear.
Oh I hope he did!!! Fingers crossed:)
You can’t keep the good earth down (get it? The Good Earth?)…or a good explorer on a good ex-po-to-tion. Grow, tall grass, grow…til time and times are done.
Oops…that’s supposed to be Expo-TI-tion. (Swine virtual keyboard, swine tablet.)
Taddy, Spring will tell us what things will shape up to be, until then, its still pretty awfully black, and I am refraining from showing the ugliness… only trying to artfully present the situation, as usual. xx
It will be interesting and glorious to see the get growth in spring xx
It will be in the least ” interesting ” and hopefully a lucky bit of “glorious” … time will tell. For now just black trunks, trees slowly toppling over … and many deciduous trees still with last season’s growth, dead (heat scorched but not burned) and still upright.
Ah. It was inevitable, and yet it’s a surprise, isn’t it? I love “the whispering heartbeat of optimism.”
The whisper of optimism is only on a good day…
I’m glad things are a little greener with new life. I can’t wait to start seeing things take new shape. I know you will keep us posted! ❤️
It is time for hope. Glad to hear you got out into nature. Wishing you all the best.
Debbie, as you see enough of the fires wrath on your side of the mountain, I know you mean it from the heart. I find it very courageous of everyone to keep going. xx