Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Scorched Forest

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. (Still at Catfish Creek Preserve State Park)

Them rangers love to torch these woods.

Torched pines create a nice field of red.

The fire cuts back that gnarly palmetto. Let something else get some sun.


Wildflowers are always good for a click.

Good thing it's been a dry spring or I never would have gotten through here.

Aw, sweet, sweet dragon fly


12 comments:

  1. I accept the need for controlled burns, but worry about the critters. And their homes.
    Love your dragon fly photo.

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  2. Fluffy yellow flowers, beautiful reflections in the water AND a dragonfly all in one post. Wow! Thanks for sharing. PS The palmetto looks sharply dangerous. Is it invasive or does it belong there?

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  3. I suppose it is a necessary evil.

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  4. Poor trees. Though, they still do look beautiful.

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  5. Hello, lovely sereies. I love the trees and the reflections and a great dragonfly capture. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  6. That's always my thought, what about the critters when they conduct the controlled burns??? They're doing a lot of them near me.

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  7. ooooh those controlled burns, seems there are so many here at the shore, down by the pine barrens!! i am simple minded but i don't understand why we can't just let things happen naturally.....

    awesome capture of the dragonfly!!!

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  8. I remember seeing tons of dead trees at Yellowstone one year- I think wildfires..which have to be super scary to live near. They don't control burn here where I live..that I know of.

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  9. I guess it is a good thing when they can control the burn, still seems sad to burn an area. I worry about the plants and animals. I like the wildflowers and the little pond area in your photos.

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  10. Great dragon fly, Mac.

    When I was a young 'un, they hadn't figured out the benefits of controlled burn vs. fighting it until a wildfire broke out.
    ~

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  11. It will regenerate and look good once again.

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  12. Awwww......like the dragonfly and the reflection and oh heck I like them all.
    MB

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