Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Touches Lives on the Prairie

The Bluff, as it is called by the locals, is one of
 my favorite places to photograph.
Just 10 days ago,
 I made a quick trip over to find some peace and reflection time,
 so easily found on this spot.
Don't let the photo deceive you....
I am standing 200 feet above the river.
There is a sharp drop-down.
Less than a week later, Harvey hit the coast of Texas,
 dumping some 52 inches of rain near here.
Today the road was finally opened
 so I might come back and photograph the changes. 
Monday, the river crested at 54 feet, leaving a path of destruction behind.
You can see one of the bridges in the far distance,
 on the upper right hand side.
Today, that bridge is still shut down.
Here is a link to show some aerial views.
This is what swift moving water can do.
I photographed for awhile....
but it made me so sick,
 I had to stop and return home.
My home, which is about 20 miles away on higher ground,
 had 4 straight days of rain, day and night, along with very strong winds...
Nothing to complain about...
Thankful is what I am today.
Very Thankful


  1. So very sorry about the destruction from Harvey there in Texas. It's been horrific for sure. I'm happy you were safe & dry. Prayers for those not as fortunate.

    1. Thanks, Ida....I still have an office in Houston, that was 3 feet under water. I will try to return Monday to start the clean-up. This will be my 3rd hurricane to re-build. Thank God, my home is on the prairie, even though small towns around me, took a really bad hit from the Colorado River.

  2. Glad to know that you are safe and dry. Harvey has created such destruction. We are getting that rain today. Thank you for linking up today and have a good holiday weekend.

    1. thanks, Michelle... Monday I will head back to Houston for the clean-up of my office...I'm very thankful, because, my home on the prairie is high and dry.

  3. I was wondering how you were doing. So sorry for the people of Texas. Very inspiring to read about neighbours helping neighbours and the Texas spirit and resilience. All my love xo Jill

    1. Thanks so much for your kind is inspiring to see neighbor helping neighbor. And much gratitude goes out to all those first responders from Texas and all across our country. Our divisions and differences just melt away in a time like this.

  4. I was wondering if you were impacted by the storm. Glad to see you came out ok. Its very sad to see all the devastation. :o(

  5. Thanks, Debbie... It's heart-breaking. Now that the flood waters have receded, my office floors are covered with sludge. Lost everything but what was on top of my desk. I'm so grateful my home is on the prairie, high and dry.

  6. I am also glad you are OK. I cannot even imagine what it does to your heart to see the damage. My heart goes out to all who lost so much. Thank you for this post. B


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