Too Much Water

Death Valley

Death Valley

One extreme to the next.  Either there is too much water, like the Colorado rains of Biblical proportions, or never enough water, like in Death Valley, California.

It’s been raining along the eastern slope of the Rockies, from Boulder to Colorado Springs, for the last 7-10 days.  Heavy rains, like gully washers on steroids.  Half a year’s normal rainfall in a matter of days, gushing down the mountain sides obliterating roads, bridges, utilities, and isolating towns.   So much water that the wide flood plains of the Platte River near Greeley, Fort Morgan and Sterling are feeling the impact.

When I think of Colorado I think of high elevations, mountains, really really big mountains. The term “low lying areas” never enters my mind.  But, with this 1,000 year flood, I’m starting to associate Colorado with Noah.

Thought for the Day:  The miserable have no other medicine.  But only hope.                                                                                                                                  William Shakespeare

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THINGS I LOVE: Family, Friends, Photography and College Football. THINGS I LIKE: reading, sports,travel, straight shooters, sense of humor, hand-crafted beers, nature, golf, organization, my wife's cooking, the USA, movies of all types except sci-fi, blueberries, National Parks, music (especially light jazz)of all types except opera and rap, licorice, punctuality,woodworking, dogs and clean underwear.
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One Response to Too Much Water

  1. Sherrie Wade says:

    Don’t you wish you could share the wealth so that there would be just enough for everyone. How to help all those people to rebuild roads, homes, & towns–their lives are changed forever. Sherrie

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