The fire of the Carmel

Yesterday we went to see what’s left from the forests of the Carmel. We saw many green trees, but also trees burned completely to the roots and partially burned trees. There were beautiful flowers, only about one week old, growing from the ground. There is smell of ashes all over the place. We wanted to see Beit Oren, but it’s not open for visitors. But we saw some of the burned houses. On the one hand it’s sad, but on the other hand I think the forest will grow again, and we should let nature do it naturally.