Autumn Color in Another Burned Park

A bunch of photos taken in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park not long after a few of its trails reopened after the Glass Fire. I showed you the first of my photos from this hike in post just before Thanksgiving (, but now I’m putting the rest up because we’re having more rain this weekend, so I can feel a bit more hopeful that the earth’s healing processes will get to work. And maybe, here on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Accords when many other major nations of the world are facing up to the urgent need to cut carbon emissions, there is hope that federal policy in 2021 will return to an acknowledgment of scientific reality rather than pandering to those who choose to live in denial at the expense of all fellow living beings on the planet…

3 responses

  1. Sam Craig

    So glad you got some rain!

    December 12, 2020 at 15:44

  2. Rather pretty actually!

    December 12, 2020 at 16:02

    • So, to both Steve & Sam — yes, thanks, Sam it’s definitely great to get rain :-). I again walked around in it today, as my way of letting the energy of the universe know we love rain here now… And Steve, yeah, it is remarkably pretty here even when there’s burned stuff around. I just hope we manage at least a few years without fires so close to home, if that’s not too terribly much to ask or wish for. That said, given the way global warming seems to be piling on itself like a bad epidemiological curve, and facing the same level of impressive denial amongst many of our fellow citizens, one must temper one’s hopes with a sad dose or clear-eyed realism, eh? 😦

      December 12, 2020 at 17:23

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