This has been another bad week regarding the Texas wildfires 2011. A friend of mine recently posted the following link on Facebook that shows the locations of all the current wildfires in Texas: Texas Forest Service fire activity. It’s a really neat map and shows very clearly how bad Texas is doing right now: There are over 40 fires right now in Central and South Texas alone. Can you believe it!? It’s so sad. Everybody is waiting and waiting for the rain that just won’t come this year. Personally, I don’t really miss rain per se – after all, I did just spend a good week getting soaked in Germany – but I do know that we need it here in Texas, so even I wouldn’t mind a good downpour now right about now. You’ve probably all seen the pictures of wildfires and videos of burning forests on the news. Have you also seen how the land looks after a wildfire? When Marco and I were in San Angelo for the 4th of July fireworks this year, we drove through some areas that had been burning just a few weeks and months before. It was really sad to see all this burned land where it’s usually nice and green. But, as you can see below, there are already some bright green spots again between the charred trees. And from what I understand, the roots of many trees can actually survive the high temperatures of a wildfire and that can help the tree grow faster than it normally would. So, hopefully this will all be back to normal in a few years. You can click on the pictures below to see them in a bigger format.
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