Apr 9, 2011

Fire on the swamp mountains

Here's a bird's eye view of how fire burns through the swamp.

It's more of a mosaic than a clean sweep.

April 2011
Although there's more water there than meets the eye:

There's Little Marsh in the background (with a tongue of green cypress) and a bunch of circular-shaped little marshes in the foreground. In there centers is probably still some water, or at least moist. That makes a difference on what and where gets burned. It's the Liliputian mountains of the swamp where the pinelands are that most frequently get burned.

This fire started from a lightning strike on the front edge of a recent cold front.

1 comment:

Janie said...

The fire patterns are fascinating, and all part of the natural scheme.