|Bases of yucca plants, resilient to fire events, stand out like sedent sentries to|
the backdrop of Clark State Fishing Lake.
|Up to six inches of rain have blessed Clark County after the|
horrendous wild fire that swept the land. It gave life back to
a parched country and replenished Clark State Fishing Lake
as shown by a quite active spillway.
|Prairie and fire are natural friends. The regrowth has begun|
with marked indifference to other destruction to humans, livestock,
and man-made things.
|Fire, whether from prescribed burns or a wild fire such as this one,|
can provide some control of undesirable plants such as Prickly
Pear cacti. There are some good things realized for rangeland
as a result of such a horrible wild fire event.
|Some old abandoned farm houses were destroyed with little significant|
loss realized. Others were so much more unfortunate.
|Some life is reappearing. Most reptiles had not emerged from|
winter hibernation yet at the time of the fire. But some, such as
this Prairie Lizard, came out under less-than-ideal reptilian
conditions, finding little to eat.
|Blooming of this Wild Violet reminds us of rebirth|
and beauty following disaster in a blackened landscape.
|While many desired hardwood trees died in this event, streams gain|
water and grasses rejoice.