Ventured to town yesterday for a quick provision shop. Smoke cleared so I was prepared to be shocked by the fires path out of the valley. Large tracts of grasslands burnt to the soil, trees fallen and fried still standing. Cliffs denuded of all growth.
Our rain forest remnant is dying.
My first venture on this property came across fire tracks through the forest and igniting where there was a fallen tree, like sally wattles which are so heavy when they fall they bring everything down around it, Hence a very dry dry stack saw a football field size burn out. 200 metres from my cabin.
I was relieved I never saw these flames from my back door, a certain moment of panic would have resulted.
A slashed and mulched lantana valley was completely burnt out, to an edge of green bracken and polia which did not burn. Tree ferns which felt the flames on their trunks seemed to have survived too.
odd, every time I have taken the camera out it has not worked. maybe just as well, the vision is enough.