These photos cannot express the tradegy of the massive Victoria bushfires of 2009, but the new growth on the trees and the ground below represents new hope.
There is an eerie silence as the trees cast their shadows against the white gray clouds. There are no birds, no insects, no animal life. The wind rushes through the trunks of the trees, unopposed.
Yet life struggles and will eventually cover these hills, valleys and mountains once again with green, bringing a whole host of birds, insects and animals. These photos were taken in the Shire of Nillumbik, on the northern outskirts of Melbourne Australia.
You can find hotels and other accommodation in and around Melbourne Australia: luxury hotels to budget priced backpackers, including in the CBD. Accommodation in Victoria includes a wide range of styles to suit almost any budget.
There are even Melbourne seaside resorts, suburb and regional hotels, bed & breakfasts near the beach or in the suburbs, serviced apartments and holiday homes.
Main Photo: Green Tree Growth begins Anew
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Photo: Black Trees Contrast Sharply with White Clouds