“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” – Nancy Wynne Newhall –


Fort McMurray, like many cities, is divided into subdivisions. One area of the city I had not explored since the wildfires is the section known as Wood Buffalo. We took a drive there today. This area was chiseled out of the surrounding boreal forest and is home to Fort McMurray Golf Club. It is a gorgeous area, but sadly it is also one of the areas impacted by the wildfires. However, lush greenery hides the ground scars even while blackened tree trunks serve as a stark reminder of what was lost. But even with these reminders beauty abounds and there is much evidence of nature replenishing itself. Here, on the edge of the wilderness, beauty met “the beast” – and won!


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