Interesting read. Seeing the damage these fire can do can be quite emotional. We were evacuated from a campground in the middle of the night as 2020 LNU lightening fire in Northern California came over the ridge to the west. A couple weeks later after the fire was out we went for a motorcycle ride through the area. It was like visiting another planet. The black and grey planet. In areas there was almost nothing green for miles.
What was fascinating to me was you could see interesting patterns on how the fire burned. There were areas where it had gotten so hot, all that was left was white ash, yet even in these areas you'd see an occasional green tree or bush ringed by green grass right in the middle, almost as if a fireproof bubble was placed over it as the fire swept by.
I grew up vacationing with my family in and around the giant Sequoias. Their sight never failed to awe me. They are magnificent trees, and I always stood there looking at them wondering what they have seen in the 1000 plus years of their lives. To lose those trees to fire would be a very sad sight to see. One thing I always tell myself when viewing that kind of devastation, is we as sentimental creatures see it as a loss, as death, yet to nature, it's merely change, and change is a constant thing. It's neither good nor bad, it just is.
Tom and Pris M. along with Buddy the 17 year old Siamese cat
1998 Safari Serengeti 3706, 300HP Cat 3126 Allison 3060, 900 watts of Solar.
Dragging four telescopes around the US in search of dark skies.