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for One Word Sunday and Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting

  1. Sue says:

    After the fire, and waiting for new life?

  2. If you have easy access to this spot it would be interesting to take pictures as the regrowth happens.

    • It would, but it’s in Wyoming and we’re in Illinois and, in the near future, Arizona. I’d love to be close enough to go back often. Yellowstone is amazing.


  3. Amy says:

    That will be a long waiting…
    Thank you Janet for joining in!

  4. Debbie Smyth says:

    The circle of life – a great shot for the theme, Janet. And perfect for waiting too.

  5. A sorry sight, Janet. Waiting for the first spring rains.

    • Syvia, this is from a big forest fire, so those trees aren’t going to come back. Eventually there will be bushes, grass, flowers, etc., then small saplings. As this was a number of years ago, I imagine it looks much different now, but the dead trees, or most of them, are probably still standing amidst the new growth.

  6. bushboy says:

    Very much like here now 😦

  7. Cath Moore says:

    So sad to see but if it is to prevent a bigger destructive fire then I see the reasoning. We had devastating fires in Tasmania in January. We are still feeling the effects as many areas are closed due to unsafe conditions….they say it will be two years before the land will recover and reopen to the public

    • This wasn’t set, just a fire. Fires are necessary but can be pretty destructive. The more people get into areas where there are forests and lots of downed and dead timber, the more dangerous it gets.



  8. An all too familiar sight around here… But still a beautiful capture.

    • California certainly has had more than its share of fires. As people move into forest and wilderness areas, the more likely fires will impact them. In the same way, people who build along certain coasts or where mudslides happen have to at least understand the possibility of disaster.


  9. That image certainly coveys the word, Janet!

  10. Prior... says:

    Circle of life indeed… and nice take on two challenges –

  11. Resa says:

    Egads… but soon beauty will flourish.
    Perhaps man was never meant to be in these areas of self regeneration?

    • This is part of Yellowstone National Park, so the human footprint is in some ways much less. The fire, which was some years ago, spared buildings and so on, and is part of the regeneration process for forest and especially certain pine trees.

  12. Leya says:

    A sad sight, Janet.

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