Walking along a trail last weekend, I noticed that part of the woods had recently undergone a controlled burn. I have seen this before since I hike a lot but I’ve never stopped and paid close attention to the surroundings. Photographically, there is a lot to take in. The details of the wood and the different colors stand out. There are textures and depth, light and shadows that normally would be lost under daylight. I found this leaf sticking out of a hollowed out log right next to me. The woods had been strategically burned and usually when we think of something burning to char, it is destroyed. Nature reminds us that no matter how destroyed we think something is, there is always going to be new growth that emerges.