Here are some pictures taken short weeks after the fire.
The leaves of these amaryllis grow in the spring and then dry up. The fire burned the leaves and the scorched the tops of the bulbs, which usually poke above ground.
I did not think they would bloom at their normal time in late August through September. But there they are.
The flames tore through the dry grass, much of it wild oats. In places it appeared to have sheared off the stalks at ground level and passed by, leaving the rest of the stalk on the ground. Seedling oak trees of a few feet tall appeared burned to a crisp, but were putting up green sprouts within days. The native bunch grass also started to regenerate quickly. Even our state flower, the California Poppy was blooming within a month.
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