Sunday, September 15, 2013

WetMore flash flooding is predicted for our part of Western Colorado.

Although, we are NOT getting what the Boulder, Colorado Springs, Longmont, and Greeley area are having. (They are in the Corridor of our State)  Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone in those flood damaged areas. 😦

slimeOur rain puddles are starting to grow slime


Even the trees are showing signs of moss


We are so wet it is hard to find a spot to walk without sinking up to your ankles.


An old-timer called this the ‘100-year rain’.


This morning we had some scattering of blue skies


Just seeing the blue made me happy.


Last night there was also a break in the clouds


The sunlight was outstanding! It caught the rim of Black Canyon.  You can’t see the other mountains behind Black Canyon because the clouds have them covered.


The sunlight also produced a rainbow


Rainbows always make me think of hope.


According to the weather channel today is the last horrible day of torrential rain, then the slow moving storm will move on…which means it will move toward the east possibly hitting Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and/or parts of Texas, it just depends on the the jet stream.  I sure hope you don’t get the floods, but lots of really nice ground soaking rain. 🙂

Rain-5I hope your Sunday turns out well my friends,



Sunday, August 4, 2013

And the rains just keep on coming…………

We are having so much rain that the ground is now saturated, which is good and bad.

Good because the rivers that usually dry up in the summer have water in them again.


Good because everything is green, even the desert.

Good because I don’t have wrinkles right now 🙂

Bad because the weeds are growing fast, faster, and fastest!

Bad because the ground is soaked and the puddles are growing moss.

Bad because we now are having flash floods.


Water in the hills, mountains, knolls, and the plateaus are now finding dry gulfs and washes causes flash floods.

Since the desert is so lush and green and full of water, there really isn’t any place for the thundering, spilling roaring water to go…a short time ago a huge flash flood roared it’s way across Highway 50 between Delta and Grand Junction…the effect was amazing.


Water and many splendid thing and also very dangerous!

My Mother grew up in Corona, New Mexico, where they (as children) would play by the many arroyos and dry washes close by.  She always cautioned us to never play in them as a flash flood could come any time.  She also said you can hear the water coming.  Then the towns people would come out to the edges and peer over the sides at the rocks and trees being carried along from the hills far away.


These photos can give you a small idea of what we just saw and what she used to talk about.

Have a good Sunday everyone!