Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Forest Fires

I have been meaning to take these photos for quite a while..... About three months ago Mr FH and I were on our way along the main highway going to the city when we came across a road block. There was a fire ahead so we had to take a detour. I mean A DETOUR!! Our drive which usually took us 2 hours ended up taking us 4 1/2 hours. Since then I have been looking at this area of forest and thinking how stunning it looks. Australia is known for it's bushfires but this was actually in the middle of winter - that just shows how dry everything is this year. There is a slight green tinge started to peak through and that makes the blackened trunks look very eerie.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you all!



Olive Cooper said...

That was some detour!

kayellen said...

I am glad you are OK but wow that was a long detour~~~

Happy Outdoor Wednesday:)

Kay Ellen

Light and Voices said...

Good thing you had your camera to capture that long, long detour.
Joyce M

Linda said...

That does look eerie. We have those fires here this time every year because of high winds that dry everything out. I remember back about 4 years ago when 32 miles of our mountains were on fire. I live at the base of them and many homes...over 200 were lost...fire is scary!

Donnie said...

Those were striking photos. My husband says it's good for the trees once in a while and to keep the undergrowth under control. I'm glad I got to see them. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Custom Comforts said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. I love the difference in Australian terrain and American. It is so vastly different from here. I'm your newest follower!