Nature’s Extremes


While tens of thousands of people flee their homes in Iowa to escape the ravages of floods, thousands have been evacuated in Nova Scotia as an uncontrolled forest fire threatens their homes.

It certainly illustrates the indiscriminate power of Nature.

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Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

8 thoughts on “Nature’s Extremes”

  1. Indeed it does. We in East Texas have been lucky so far this year. But I know people all over the globe are hurting. Thanks for the reminder on this Father’s Day to think of those in need.
    Brenda

  2. Indeed it does. We in East Texas have been lucky so far this year. But I know people all over the globe are hurting. Thanks for the reminder on this Father’s Day to think of those in need.
    Brenda

  3. Nancy, I had no idea here was such a fire. I do hope they get it under control quickly without lose of life or property. Of course, I am sure it will be devestating to wildlife and fauna.

  4. very frightening. I hope you’re safe where you are Nancy.

    Last weekend tornados struck within only a few miles from here in neighboring suburbs. The warning sirens were unbelievable.

    They were sounding in every nearby town, and they were going off for about 45 minutes.

    We spent some time in the basement last weekend. It was very close to home. The damage for some was devastating. The indiscriminate power of nature in these disasters is a dramatic reminder of how fragile we truly are, and of what is really important.

  5. We certainly live in God’s hands, Nancy. Weather here has been scary also … after a week of power outages, we bless the simple pleasures of life. Prayers for those in Nova Scotia in ‘Harm’s Way’.

  6. I think in the Old Days I would have chalked up all this tempestuous stuff to “Nature”, but I have a feeling, and don’t you, too, Nancy, that it’s more about “Nature” responding to mankind’s industrial lifestyle.
    Whaddya think? Kathryn xox

  7. Sorry to hear you have forest fires out your way, too. I know how scary they can be.

    I sometimes feel that (the rest of) nature is responding to the irritation of us, too. But then at other times, I feel that human beings just aren’t that big a blip on the radar for the rest of nature–that we and all our works are just another bunch of plankton in a big ocean.

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