Last summer I wrote about an arson fire that burned through the Arroyo near my home where Maggie and I walk quite often. It took several weeks to put out all the fire’s hot spots. In addition a bulldozer was brought in to cut fire breaks to protect the nearby homes. When all the work was completed, this open space was blackened and torn up. But nature always recovers from these man made burns, and sometimes natural burns, in ways that are amazing to me. This afternoon I captured these images that show, with a little rain, the grass and wildflowers are starting the recovery of this ecosystem.