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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Forest (la foret)

"The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence
that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the
products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings.
~ Buddhist Sutra
Forest Path

Forest Dwellers
Red Squirrel

Downy Woodpecker

Mule Deer (this photo was taken last March)

and Me.

A drier spring than normal and a hot, dry summer has made this one of the most volatile years for forest fires in many regions of British Columbia. The majority of the fires have been caused by lightning.

Total fires to date: 2,606
Total area burned: 172,268 hectares
(figures are from B.C. Wildfire Management Branch)

ABC Wednesday is the creation of Denise at Mrs. Nesbitts Place.