Sunday, June 19, 2016

Queen Elizabeth Park Wildfire, Edmonton River Valley

Queen Elizabeth Park Wildfire 
 6 weeks later, May 2016 #8

June 19, 2016 Edmonton: First strokes of paint are added to my 8th. Fire and Rain painting titled Queen Elizabeth Park Wildfire, 6 weeks after fire burned through the park. Today I hiked 10 kilometers carrying my easel and backpack through a thunderstorm, then later during hot windy conditions. The thick layers of compost leaves had completely burned away leaving a rich top soil with new saplings already poking through the ground. The bark along the trunks of the trees were blackened but not enough to kill the trees. 

March 21, 2017: Today I gave this painting "Queen Elizabeth Park Wildfire 6 weeks later" to Julie Franz and Lorne Murfitt as a gift. The painting is about mother nature's renewal of life after a forest fire.

May 13, 2016: Edmonton Fire Rescue continues to tackle small brush fires in and around the city. The latest was called in at 5:45 Thursday evening in the wooded area between Kinsmen and Queen Elizabeth parks in the river valley. Spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Shani Gwin describes the response. Fresh Radio 95.3

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