Circle of Life – Flagg Canyon

North of Grand Teton National Park, just shy of the Yellowstone National Park south entrance, is  Flagg Canyon Trail.  It’s a beautiful trail that runs north to YNP along a fabulous river canyon overlook.  Last year this area was part of thousands of acres that fell victim to a forest fire.  One year later, the contrast of a badly charred forest slowly being renewed with a plush green “floor” was gorgeous in it’s own right.  The National Park Service often let’s nature take its course, allowing such fires to burn and die a natural death rather than extinguish them.  This allows God and Nature to administer recovery all on their own, on top of clearing out years of dead underbrush.  There are documented cases  where certain seedlings only initiate growth from extremely high temperatures of forest fires like this.  The fires are an inconvenience to us park visitors, but they are an essential part of the circle of forest life.  And as seen here, they bring their own unique brand of beauty.

Overcoming such adversity reminds me of Ephesians 3:20:  God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Fire Scorched Remnants - Flagg Canyon Trail

Fire Scorched Remnants – Flagg Canyon Trail

This entry was written by Mark , posted on Saturday June 24 2017at 08:06 pm , filed under Flora, Landscapes, Plants, Spring, Tetons . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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