Mother Nature Reveals Human Nature

Mother Nature Reveals Human Nature

  Basements traditionally are damp. It is their main feature besides darkness which also keeps them damp. A lot of southern Alberta basements were more than damp last week when an unexpected flood swept down the Rocky Mountain fed creeks and rivers and gushed onto the Great Plains in an unprecedented surge, challenging and changing the lives of thousands. A part of the world that is far more familiar with drought than damp has discovered that Mother Nature can tip the water bucket over with outrage as well. Grey – brown, silty, slippery slime has defaced the world east of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, knocking farmyards, villages, cities and towns on their backs. A community in cleanup mode, generously coming to the aid of stricken neighbours, friends and strangers, has the city of Calgary and surrounds, still stunned in disbelief by flood waters and their path of destruction, heartened by the rally of relief.  After a week when time had little meaning in the face of a disaster, now the height of summer creeps up with the promise of festivals that must go on (“come hell or high water “http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/calgary-stampede-will-go-ahead-come-hell-or-high-water-president-1.1339295 ) and lazy days ahead, but for now the cleanup continues to make tomorrow a better day and dry basements in the future.

For more on the Alberta Floods 2013 see: http://heathersimondsphotography.com/2013/06/24/glenbow-ranch-provincial-park-before-the-storm/

 

Alberta Flood Cleanup
©HeatherSimonds, Thank You Calgary Volunteers

 

Alberta Flood Cleanup
©HeatherSimonds, Many Hands Help Cleanup

 

Alberta Flood Cleanup
©HeatherSimonds, Surrounded By Flood Victims

 

Alberta Flood Cleanup
©HeatherSimonds, Garbage Central

 

Alberta Flood cleanup
©HeatherSimonds, Flood Cleanup Crew

 

Alberta Flood Cleanup
©HeatherSimonds, Silenced By A Flood

 

Alberta Flood cleanup
©HeatherSimonds, Human Spirit Not Silenced By A Flood

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