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Burnt forest

Burnt forest
Pauline is on a new treatment, which allows us more spare time, so for the second time in over twelve months we went for a sightseeing drive. We covered about 250km, almost all burnt, with only small sections near towns and some houses saved from the devastating bushfires of late 2019-early 2020. After more than six months, many areas of forest remain like this. Stitched panorama, view large.

John FitzGerald, Gudrun, Rainer Blankermann, Erhard Bernstein and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo

27 comments - The latest ones
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
How sad to see the devastation the fires caused in Australia George, and who thought there were still more bad times to come! It is still a stunning picture! I hope your wife's treatment goes well. It is good that you have more spare time to spend together. My best wishes to you both.
6 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thank you very much for your kind comment, Rosa.
6 months ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
Yes it is recovering but what a horrid sight, kind of like what i am doing putting off going back to my shots after the fire. The main part is we can see life being renewed, I just hope that is also true with your wife. In the end it is all about family and being together I know from my own parents In NZ one out of hospital the other in ,it truly seems like it is never just a shower these day. Totally wishing both of you the very best.
6 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Steve Paxton club
Many thanks indeed, Steve. We enjoyed the outing, but it was sobering to see some of the damage.
6 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Good to read you could made that trip with Pauline.
Bad to read about the impact of the fires.

Stay well and safe George.
6 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you very much indeed, Jaap.
6 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
How much of this scenery is likely to regenerate, George? I know that here they sometimes deliberately set fire to heath-land in order for heather to regenerate. It's so good to hear that you and Pauline have more time to spend together. Long may that continue.
6 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
It's hard to say how much will regenerate, Amelia, it depends on the type of vegetation and how hot the fire was locally (a factor of various things including slope of the ground, prevailing wind etc). In some areas there is regrowth happening, in others still no sign of regeneration - it is quite worrying. This was an exceptional fire season, driven by climate change, extreme drought etc, Many thanks for your kind wishes.
6 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Une capture bien révélatrice et les séquelles sont encore visibles.
Je souhaite un prompt rétablissement pour votre épouse tout en
vous souhaitant un bon weekend.
6 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Looks really scaring, George ! I think the way back to normality will be a long one !
6 months ago.
tiabunna club
Thank you very much indeed, Malik.
6 months ago.
©UdoSm club
The forest will recover and will often be more beautiful than before...
6 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Impressive and sad but it will grow back soon!
All my best health wishes to Pauline******
6 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very sad, but the trees will grow up !! It will take time tough !!! All my best wishes to Pauline, hope the treatment is efficient and easy with no side-effects !! I cross my fingers very tight !!
Have a lovely week-end !!!
6 months ago.
LutzP club
...looks pretty bad,George, my best for Pauline
6 months ago.
Jean club
It's good to hear you are getting more time together and are able to drive and sightsee. It must be sad though to see this devastation even though it makes a beautiful image. New growth will come but the loss of the old is hard to take.
6 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Great documentary capture of the aftermath of the massive wild fires. Hope Pauline continues to improve and recovers full health again. Stay strong! Stay well!

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6 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
How devastating to see's impossible to wrap ones head around so much just can't compute, can it?

I am glad you two have been able to get out a bit, I hope that Pauline does well with this treatment. Wishing you all the best!
6 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club

6 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
I wonder what happens, if springtime is coming George....
I hope you both have a good time and please stay in good health :)
6 months ago.
Annemarie club
Happy sunday evening.
6 months ago.
How sad. I am convinced, the forests will recover sooner or later. Just a matter of time.
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent panorama George , hope Pauleen and the forests both mend very soon.
A good week to you both.
6 months ago.
just"jj" club
That's been long time, George.
I join others hoping for better health and more trips for you both.
6 months ago.
Gudrun club
It's quite frightening to see how long it takes to regenerate! Only small shrubs are green....
6 months ago.
just"jj" club
I am enjoying this afternoon scrolling through photos that ipernity friends and aquaintces have posted in my absence.

I do hope Paulines treatment cntinues to allow more times to do as you wish
My best,
4 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to just"jj" club
Thanks very much, "jj", unfortunately we haven't managed any further trips yet. Very much appreciate your kind thoughts.
4 months ago.

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