|◄ ► Conflagration, Desolation, Rejuvenation, Jubilation #2 • Vicki Conley|
Forest fires in 2011 and 2012 threatened my home and town of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. I watched helplessly, unable to do more than document the devastation from my porch as the fires moved down the valley. Finally, after two weeks of rain in the summer of 2013, green underbrush sprouted through the charred ashy remains of our precious trees. This piece reflects the transition from devastation to new life and renewal.