I was thrilled to see the new growth in some areas that were ravaged by the bush fires. These tree ferns are in the Kinglake State Forest, near Mount Slide, which is usually filled with thick, lush, green vegetation. The gum trees are sprouting, sending out little clumps of tiny new bright green leaves.
But there are some parts that have experienced such intense heat that everything is black. No sign of new growth. Just blackness. Who knows how long it will take for those areas to regenerate.
Very Important Announcement! Sean has his first tooth! It's very tiny!