This morning I went to the Nature Reserve. For anyone who reads this blog, you will know it is one of my favorite places to go. I felt I needed some "rejuvenation for the spirit". This place reconnects me with nature, it inspires me, uplifts me and brings me great joy.
Recently we had a devastating fire here which ravaged through the nature reserve, forests and destroyed 10 houses. I had not been to the nature reserve since this fire.
So today, I Went, driving in, it looked the same as always, lush and green grass with all the oak trees loosing their leaves in their autumn splendor. Such a pretty sight.
I put my back pack, armed with camera, juice and provisions (hee hee) and set off on a walk up the mountain.
I must say I wasn't prepared for the sight that greeted me...
Black as far as the eye could see.
I felt a bit sad walking up the mountain....but to see the new green shoots pushing to the surface, made me feel good, knowing there is hope after such devastation and knowing nature has a wonderful ability to self-heal. By Spring hopefully it will be looking a lot better!
see all the green shoots around me?
Anyway just wanted to share..I am off to read the latest copy of Country living...my favorite mag!! Enjoy your weekend!!