April, 5, 2021, 7:13:17 am - Santa Cruz Mountains
This is the aftermath of the CZU Lightning Complex fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There is a subtle beauty born from a devastating forest fire. The landscape transforms into an array of earthy colors and eerie contrast. Nature has replaced the usual forest smells with a nostalgic sense of a family campfire. Standing there, I couldn't imagine what it was like when the fire swept through this wonderful landscape.