Bastrop County after the fire (saturated)
Bastrop TX had wildfires blazing through the area just over a month ago. The whole area is still reeling from the catastrophe — with radio commercials for charity events to raise money for the survivors, and references to insurance claims and rebuilding firms all over the area.
Particularly humbling was driving through the landscape and seeing all these evergreen trees, in bright dead orange hues and with sooty, blackened trunks.
Even more so were the free-standing hearths I saw, but was unable to stop to photograph: pillars of a chimney with the entire once surrounding house gone with the fire.