Wednesday, January 09, 2008

flood waters



(click any pic to enlarge)

It's a rare occasion when people in our town are
evacuated due to rising water from the river.

This is a back road that does make for
a short cut into town from this way.

The covered bridge in town.

Looking out from within the covered bridge.


In a recent photo you could see most of that sign
in the distance. Now?????
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Only a fool tests the depth

of the water with both feet.


African Proverb

16 comments:

earlbo said...

Coffee, African proverbs are always interesting and you picked a good one.

Here's two I enjoyed:
It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.

When you are rich, you are hated; when you are poor, you are despised.

Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Flood is one natural disaster that I hope never to experience (Flood due to Hurricane, rain, whatever--I just couldn't take mold, floors with layers of silt and mud, or sofas that become sponges.) Crumbling hillsides, mudslides, toxic floodwaters, when I see people going through that, I feel like crying.

I have always lived on a hill--a flood once washed away part of the road leading to my house, but my house was high and dry.

Now that I have gone on about that----

I love your blog--the proverbs and coffee, music and history. Thanks.

Frederick said...

Now theres a proverb our pundit class could use as a plaque above their desks.

Coffee Messiah said...

earl: They make more sense than anything our politicians use in their arsenal!

dcb:Seems these days one can't escape the effects of nature. Thanks too for your comments!

fred: Makes more sense to me than anything spewed by our poli-ticians!

Mary said...

Scary stuff.
Earlbo love that last one!

robin andrea said...

Great photos. That must have been quite a deluge. We missed the storms here in Santa Cruz, but the signs of it are everywhere.

I agree with Mary, that last quote in Earlbo's comment is really great.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That’s a lovely covered bridge. I’ve not be across one of those in years.

There have been flood watches here for the past few days. Since it has been raining hard all day, I fear those watches will turn into warnings.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Coffee,
Thank you for visiting my blog,

When you also like to drink coffe, you are my man/woman, I like it too ( have 8 coffemachines for making different coffee's)

I like the African Poverb, also African people are intersting, very nice post you made here about "water".

I showed again other lightballs on TOP of the Dunes of the ' The Hague- beach', for a special reason on my blog, you might like to see them?

Have agood day/week:) Greetings

Larry said...

Glad Kokomo wasn't near that!

LET'S TALK said...

I understand that the rain is headed toward Georgia tonight with twister s and all. I'm somewht concerned because I live on a hill and things get a little rough.

Take care and goof luck on the recovery.

Dina said...

Oh my floods are a bit scary and I too like the african proverb. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Coffee Messiah said...

mary: Surprising here. Not as many floods as pre '70s.

robin: Glad you made the drive up the coast when things were calm.

ssn: Yep, heat a few days ago and now more strange weather.

jde: Thanks for popping by. And the cause you mention is indeed a good one. Let's hope the next generations can bring some Peace to this World.

larry: Well, you all did have that tornado a few years ago. ; (

lt: Stay safe!

dina: Malta lives! ; )

bluegrrrrl said...

Hi Coffee! Just dropping in to say hi and wish you a happy new year!!

Georg said...

Bonjour Coffee,

Do you have presently a flood situation or are you just been historical?

This covered bridge looks strange. Why is it covered??

Stay dray.

Georg

Neil Shakespeare said...

Sorry about your mini-Katrina. Don't worry. Brownie's on his way.

Coffee Messiah said...

blue: You're back! ; )

georg: No, this was here this past week. We are far enough away. although the rising water table is a problem once in awhile.

neil: Ha, ha..........