Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gorgeous Day for Workin' Outside

 Welcome back to Lake Kissimmee. 
I returned to volunteer and the day was picture-perfect.
I got to try out my new camera to boot!
Enjoy the view!

 The differences in terrain are quite something!


 This sweet thing kept me company
while I worked on the dock.

This tree is sited on the area where rangers did a
"prescribed burn".
Notice how black the trunk is. 
It looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book.

According to the state parks website,
"Prescribed burning is one of the most successful tools used by land managers to improve ecosystems and reduce wildfire danger. Prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles by restoring natural communities, reducing undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreasing the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife."

Even after such a devastating event,
nature knows how to heal
and continues to thrive.
Just amazing.

Hope you enjoyed our tour today. 
See you next time!