I have seen it all
Wolves, fire, drought and flood
Nothing phases me
This picture was taken by me in Estes Park in 2012. I wrote the poem during terrible flooding that occurred in the area in 2013. This weekend, as I put in the dock in at my lake home some 1,500 miles away from Fort McMurray, Alberta, the air was thick with the smoke from the Canadian fires. I mourned for the tragedy, not only for the people affected, but for the forest itself and its wildlife.