After the fires

Seven months ago, I blogged about the devastating bushfires that happened in Victoria. Since then, the people of Marysville and Kinglake (among other places) have been slowly rebuilding their lives. As I work for the government department responsible for protecting our natural environment, I was keen to see how the countryside was recovering from the fires.

So today I took a drive up to Marysville and Kinglake. It was a 320 kilometre, five-hour round trip. Here are some photos.

Marysville 8

Marysville 32

Marysville 60

Marysville 71

Marysville 91

If you click on any of those photos you will be taken to my Flickr photostream where you can see more photos, and bigger versions.

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7 responses to “After the fires

  1. barb September 14, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    It looks like nature has started to recover! I love the little palms growing at the feet of the tall trees. A metaphor for Nature taking care of itself, if you will.

  2. Steve, Kat, & Wilbur September 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    It's good to see at least some green growth.

  3. The Army of Four September 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Is it possible to have beautiful pictures of such devastating fires?
    It's good to see it greening up!

  4. Debstar September 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    There is a conservation park only 500 metres from home. A few years back some idiots set it alight. While there is regrowth it will never be the same. It makes me so angry to see it this way.

  5. jen September 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    this will sound strange but it looks good.

  6. Trish September 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    This is how the forests around Canberra looked after a few months. It was still devastating, but the trees were looking remarkably optimistic.

  7. Author September 19, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    It's great to see nature gradually recovering after such devastation. Thank you for the get well wishes on Milo and Alfie's blog.

    Jan

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