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Monday, July 5, 2010

Telegraph Road - In Shades of Green and Black

Even if you've seen my photos of the familiar Telegraph Road, just outside of Copperopolis on Hwy 4, you'll be as surprised as I was to see the contrast of Green and Black from just the few days between June 24th and July 5th.

I took this photo on the way up to the cabin June 24th, 2010.
Here's what it looked like today on the way home:

The Union Democrat reported that the causes of the grass fire at Telegraph Road remain undetermined. While the palm tree appears to have suffered quite a lot, the native oaks seem to have fared a bit better.

Evidently, the fire did not cross the small seasonal steam along
Telegraph Road, so the Windmill portion of the site was untouched.

Unburnt, yet dry, dry, dry.
The creak of the windmill
made the fire burned area
seem all the more desolate.

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