We've been spending a few days with our Uncle Max. He's going to be 80 next week - doesn't he look great! We visited him 11 years ago and in a way it was a very similar, precious time just with lots more people! We visited the national park he's been working on for the past 30 years - Wilson's Promentary - the southernmost point of Australia. The people from there say, "If you don't like the weather then wait 5 minutes." It was so true, we had at least 3 seasons while we were there.
In 2011 they had a massive bushfire through the park, apparently the tallest mountain in the park was a ball of fire. But now, thanks to the amazing hardwork of the volunteer gardeners collecting seeds, germinating them and planting them in the same areas they collected them from; and of course nature itself, the park is green again! The only evidence of the fire is the forests of white skeleton trees which will soon be subsumed by new growth.