Photos from 2019-2020 Cudlee Creek Bushfire taken on our land.
The Red Forest
The midst of the forest which was dowsed by red retardant by the fire bombers.
The retardant is toxic.
Fire approaching from across the road.
Gateway to our Land
At our gate on Coleman Road at midnight. Orange fire and blue light of the CFS trucks.
Dawn in the Red Forest
The patch behind our house which was dowsed with red retardant. Even in the daylight it has a darkness to it.
Coffin of Dead Leaves
Dead leaves spotted with retardant form a coffin around Shakti.
Ghost of the Black Ash
The burnt patch which kept flaring up for days finally burnt to ashes.
Dead leaves. Not burnt by the fire but the leaves were dowsed with retardant and turned dry and brown in a couple days. The leaves did not survive. Hopefully the tree did.
Smoke Mountain Shaman
A view from our lookout to the valley covered totally in smoke. The fire was on the next ridge.
Dead Tree Nymph
Our burnt patch caused by a flying ember from the backburn by MFS (Metropolitan Fire Department) which went a bit out of control.
Crucifixion in the Red Forest
The Red Forest, home to our native wild orchids and blue gum trees which are habitats of our koalas. Now all red with toxic retardant.
Awakening in the Red Forest
Darkness even during the day when the forest turned red. We awaken to the devastation.
Prayer to Fire
Our first sighting of the fire across the road. It did not take long to come to us. The wrath of nature is not be controlled.