Do you see them? DEER! These photos were taken in Shasta-Trinity National Forest in 2022, on a trip to take updated photos of trees that were planted there 11 years earlier.
Here's what this location looked like back in 2011...
When we go visit the baby trees right after they are planted, there is always an eerie quiet in the burned forest. There is very little life there. We NEVER see deer or squirrels or critters of any kind on those trips except once in a while we'll hear a bird or two off in the distance.
So, the fact that we saw healthy deer hanging out around the 11 year old trees makes the photo VERY special. The trees bring life back to the forest in many ways.