Life isn't always a beach~
Sometimes it's a swamp or a fire..... You've heard the saying I'm sure, "Life's a Beach!". Well, I am here to tell you, that's not always true. And coming from someone who lives near the beach, you should listen to me. I know this from experience. Sometimes life is a swamp. A wetland of wild things that will eat and destroy you if you aren't careful. Don't get me wrong, I love the swamp, and in real life you can often find me there. Something about the cycle of life there, and the creatures in it mesmerize me. Surrounding these swamps sometimes are wildlife management areas. Driving thru one for my first time, I saw areas with trees blackened from the ground up, with charred ground and little brush around them and thought, "Oh no! There was a fire here!". Well, I was correct, there had been a fire, but it was a "controlled burn". Controlled burns (also known as prescribed burning), are used in forestry management.