Tuesday, November 29, 2011
These pics from the Wichita Mtns. were taken just a few days after the fires around the First of October. The Firefighters were still cruising around checking for hotspots.
Defined by a randomly wandering line drawn in the grass by the burned area, there was no doubt where the fire ended. Sometimes the Wind drew the line, other times the Firemen drew the line by containing the fire. I was also told that most of the time this was a true Wildfire and burning completely out of control.
Aided by the road, which made a good fireline, there was a stark contrast between charred and green. When I left the Wichitas a couple of weeks later, these burned areas were already beginning to sprout green grass, and the Buffalo and Longhorns grazing the new growth in preference to the old!