Charred


Charred

Originally uploaded by Ezra S F

This was taken on Georgia highway 94 just south of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge last Sunday on the drive down to Amelia Island. I liked how the trees looked with the barked heavily burned. The swamps in south Georgia burn on their own. The US Forestry Service will intentionally used controlled burns to get rid of the highly flammable underbrush. A controlled burn ought not to have gotten so high up the tree or so hot as to kill it.

Over the past few years there have been several out of control fires. They dropped ash on cities hundreds of miles distant. The ground is now very good for plants and trees to grow. Nature never fails to impress me.

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