The Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mts. near LA was the worst fire of 2009 in CA, destroying not only forest, but habitations and even the lives of two dedicated firefighters. The shameful element in it all was that it was arson. Such an evil thing.
Saturday, August 18, 2012, my husband and I drove through an area that had been closed for a year after the fire. It was a ghostly viewing of so many black and denuded trees, but also a wonder at how life rises from the ashes to spring anew.
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