Driving between Rose Orchard Haus and Burnbrae along the Castlereagh Highway this week had me thinking of the recovery from the recent triple troubles - drought, fire and COVID-19. Much of the fire grounds are still looking desolate. Normally I would expect the eucalypts to show new sprouts by this time, like on this tree below. I am not sure whether the lack of sprouts is because they are a different type of eucalyptus or whether the fire was too hot. All along the burnt part of the highway trees are being cut down (they have been working on it for months now). I can only assume it's because the trees are dead, going to die and/or are unsafe. On a brighter note - the flocks and herds seems to be getting bigger. I am not sure if this is because the sheep are easier to see on green grass than on drought dry land. It is going to be a long road to recovery on all three fronts.