Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nine years after the Kootenay Burn I

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Purple trees
©2012 Charlene Brown

2003 was a terrible year for fires in British Columbia, but the endless miles of burned trees now have a beautiful silvered mauve patina – at least that’s the way they look to those of us who see purple trees wherever we go… Almost all the trees in the Kootenay Valley are part of this ethereal forest, with occasional survivors and some brand new growth along the ridges and in the gullies.