Thursday, August 23, 2012
A glimpse of the scarred Loblolly pines in Bastrop State Park that were part of the disaster burn last summer. There were miles and miles of glimpses like this. The trees near the road have already been cleared. It's pretty scary to see how wildfires just take over completely without being able to be controlled. It was an amazing thing to see. None of the cabins in the state park were burned - there were firefighters stationed at each cabin - dousing their roofs to prevent the flames from jumping. Another amazing thing that you'll notice in the burn area is that there are no animals-no birds-no wildlife. Although it is incredibly sad, it is also heartening to see a year later all the grasses and saplings growing in all on their own. It's a renewing feeling to be a witness to this.