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These heartening photos show the bush coming back to life

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Amid the devastating bushfires, Australia has seen communities come together in moments of goodwill and kindness.

Heartening photos show the bush regrowth. Picture: Murray LoweSource:Supplied

With so many harrowing photos coming out of bushfire-affected areas, it’s nice to see something refreshing.

Aussies are sharing heartening images of the regeneration that’s already taking place among burnt out trees.

Murray Lowe shared a series of images on Facebook from Kulnara on the Central Coast of NSW this week and he’s been overwhelmed by the response, with more than 38,000 people sharing them.

“Ventured out into the fire grounds today to capture some images of how the Aussie bush responds to fire, and the way it regenerates itself and comes back to life,” he said.

“Even without any rain, life bursts through the burnt bark from the heart of the trees and the life cycle begins again.

“It’s so heartening to see the bush coming back to life again.”

Heartening photos show the bush regrowth. Picture: Murray Lowe

Heartening photos show the bush regrowth. Picture: Murray LoweSource:Supplied

The photos by Murray Lowe have received an overwhelming response. Picture: Murray Lowe

The photos by Murray Lowe have received an overwhelming response. Picture: Murray LoweSource:Supplied

People say the images give them hope. Picture: Murray Lowe

People say the images give them hope. Picture: Murray LoweSource:Supplied

Mr Lowe is selling the photos with profits going towards the victims of the fires.

Many commented how amazing they were.

“This brings hope,” wrote one woman.

“The ground is being ‘reborn’! What a glorious site to see,” another person wrote.

Another woman also shared photos of regrowth in the Blue Mountains on Twitter.

Earlier last month the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital shared images of regeneration as well.

“It’s promising to see this State Forest regenerating after the bushfires,” they said.

“New shoots from the trunks of koala food trees, and the sprouting undergrowth brought a smile to our faces.”

In NSW almost five million hectares have burned — equal to the metro areas of the five mainland state capitals.

In Victoria more than 1.2 million ha have burned, in South Australia 274,000ha, in Queensland 2.5 million ha, in Western Australia 1.7 million ha and in Tasmania more than 32,000ha.

Fires crews are getting on top of more blazes today but some residents remain without power or in evacuation centres on the bushfire-ravaged NSW south coast.

Even funghi has made it through. Picture: Murray Lowe

Even funghi has made it through. Picture: Murray LoweSource:Supplied

Buds grow from the trees. Picture: Murray Lowe

Buds grow from the trees. Picture: Murray LoweSource:Supplied

The trees are coming back to life. Picture: Murray Lowe

The trees are coming back to life. Picture: Murray LoweSource:Supplied

NSW has faced yet another day of very high fire danger today, with residents in the Central Ranges, North Western and Southern Slopes warned to prepare their properties.

The state’s emergency services minister David Elliott says the state is “not out of the woods yet” but it may have reached the peak of the bushfire crisis.

In Victoria, rains that provided a respite from bushfires will start giving way to sunny weather across Victoria on Wednesday, with warmer conditions prompting warnings for people to remain vigilant.

Meanwhile in South Australia, deteriorating weather conditions on Kangaroo Island have authorities fearful of further flare-up from a devastating bushfire.

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