Ruin, Renewal and a Contrast in Mans Works V Natural Structures
All of the following images were shot in a small area of Angeles National Forest at Upper Big Tujunga canyon. The Station fire some years ago was extremely fierce in this area. A string of high tension high voltage towers and lines come through here. They were threatened by the fire as well. We still see the scars pretty starkly. But despite the drought this years rains brought back some green. Wildflowers. And just from casual observation the gray squirrels are having a banner year.
I was struck by the contrasts. Green growth and blackened bark. Hardwood exposed by fire and wind right next to steel that shows scars of fire. A flower emerges from wood that was burned to a skeleton years ago. I hope these images well convey the eerie feeling present in this little acre of forest.
And yet new growth abounds