The plants breaking out from the soil for sunshine have given many dejected citizens a glimpse of hope.
Australia has been going through dark times but photographs show the resilience of nature, as green and pink sprouts have been captured pushing through the begrimed grounds of bushfire-torn New South Wales, reports Daily Mail. This is a sign of the land fighting back, despite the fires that are ravaging the country, not to mention their ongoing drought crisis. The plants breaking out from the soil for sunshine have given many dejected citizens a glimpse of hope.
The images were captured by two local photographers as they went around the Kulnura area of the New South Wales Central Coast. One of the photographers is Mary Voorwinde, who shared the images to her page 'Photography by Mary'. She took to Facebook to share: "Another set of images from our trip out yesterday, Incredible to see the bush recovering after such terrible fires so quickly. Eerie but beautiful all the same."
She also shared: "With all that is lost in nature, there is hope of life again. After a quick trip out to Kulnura today and talking to some of the locals Lee and Mick, who faced the fierce fires before Christmas, it was a humbling experience to visit their property and hear their stories. They spoke of the brave firefighters and emergency service personnel who helped them through some of the scariest times of their lives."
"Stories of sounds so loud it was deafening, the intensity of heat and the sheer power and speed of the fire just incomprehensible, lucky for them their house was saved, but only just.
To them this image represents hope. A sign that nature is quickly back at work rebuilding with new growth, as are they." Mary went out to look for hope after she was done with seeing all the gloom and doom across the media.
She then added that it was truly a symbol of hope amidst all the images of dead wildlife and burnt-out homes. "I wanted to show that nature was saying it's going to be okay. It was eerie being there and then in amongst all this ash and black burnt trunks were all this rejuvenation. It gives you hope," she said. On Instagram, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital has also shared a series of photos in the aftermath of the fires on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.
"It's promising to see this State Forest regenerating after the bushfires. New shoots from the trunks of koala food trees and the sprouting undergrowth brought a smile to our faces." These photos have captured growth in the regions of Bril Bril State Forest. People were just overjoyed at the sight of life again and Sue Hodgson wrote: "So glad to see new growth and life after such a harrowing time in the bushland. Nature at it's best. There is hope. Just hope the animals can come back from this and reproduce themselves. It's terribly sad how many animals have died and awful to see the injured. Let's pray this never happens again to Australia or anywhere else."