Well the recent bushfire might have taken its toll but as far as I'm concerned it hasn't diminished the beauty of the Australian bush. Somehow its added some character. Many homes were clearly in the path but were saved as our wonderful Fire Services people again did a miraculous job as they do each and every year. To my original point, some of the images offered up show extraordinary beauty after the passing of the fire. Though eerie in places due to the blackness, there are other areas close to the fire's perimeter which serve as great metaphors for survival.