The powerful winds that are fanning disastrous forest fires in Fort McMurray can be felt in Edmonton. As everyone else in the city, I can’t stop thinking about all the people who have been displaced. Images of monstrous flames come to mind every time I feel a sharp breeze. But the only effect these horrible winds had on my garden is that in one day they blew all petals off the crab apple tree. Now the garden is covered with pink snow. Nature is so cruel and so gentle.