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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sky Watch Friday


Several years ago a forest fire burned just south of Prescott. Because the Ponderosa Pine is very fire resistant some of the trees survived to reseed the next generations. Nothing lives forever, and fire provides a good cleansing.

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I appologise for not reading blogs lately. My computer has been shutting down about every two hours making it very frustrating and difficult to stay online.

22 comments:

Bill S. said...

I love the light lighting the sky with a dark trees and earth. Great photo.

Evelyn Howard said...

Gaelyn
You photos are intereting. Nice light and silhouttes. Have a nice weekend, Ev

Carolyn Ford said...

We drove through that area the late November after that fire. What a sad sight that was but, the rebirth must be something beautiful to see. I love your photos...the ominous sky is spectacular!

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

I love that picture. The sky looking so beautiful that time of day and the trees highlighted against the sky. Fire is a good cleanser but as you know a lot of people disapprove of the rangers using that to control pests, etc.

Erin said...

a very different sky...like much.
hope you have settled back into your home.
hugs

Diane AZ said...

That's an unusual scene with the burnt pines, snow and beautiful lighting in the cloudy sky.

susieofarabia said...

A very cool photo, Gaelyn. I love the tree stand and the clouds are amazing! Merry Christmas, my friend.

Janie said...

Nice sky photo. It's interesting how important fire is for the ecosystem.

Barb said...

Yes, I agree, Gaelyn. The pine beetle is decimating our CO forest - partly because the fires have been so controlled. Living against the National Forest, I fear fires but also realize that they are Nature's way of keeping the forest healthy.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Neat sky photo with the snow, pines and Winter sky.

Small City Scenes said...

Fire is natures way---as long as it isn't started by a careless person. Going over Stevens Pass last Saturday I saw the remnents of I believe it was the Icicle Creek fire. Still looks bad after all these years.
Super shot--love the clouds and the Pines standing tall. MB

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Very surreal photo, Gaelyn. I've been reading an older NG magazine about trees and the ability of some to thrive thanks to fires. Amazing things, trees. Love this post - sorry for your computer woes.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful steel gray scene. Fire does clean things out.

Esther Garvi said...

Awesome! I love that army of trees!!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Those clouds are amazing!

Secretia said...

That is an awe-inspiring sky!

mountain.mama said...

There is a lot of energy in that sky!

Firefly said...

Here in South Africa the Cape Floral Kingdom (better known as Fynbos) also depends on fire to burn it down for rejuvination to take place. It just doesn't see much snow. LOL.

I'm going to be away on holiday for the next 2 weeks, so I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have done forward posts on both my blogs but wouldn't be able to comment for obvious reasons.

Craver Vii said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problems. :-(

Neat pic, though!

Martha Z said...

Beautiful shot with the sun low and the world in shadow. It feels like it is time to hurry home and get under a blanket.

Quiet Paths said...

Those clouds are really lovely. The burnt forest is rather a familiar sight here too. This photo looks like an agate.

Rambling Woods said...

I am sorry about your computer...that is very annoying. Don't worry about visiting... Michelle...Like the pine trees...

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