“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
Hello dear friends! I know a lot of times, I start off a post with a report of our ever-changing weather here in the Appalachian Foothills. We are fortunate to be able to experience all four seasons in the South…and sometimes it seems like we can experience all four within the same week! Just this month, we have had bone chilling temps in the teens, followed by sunny skies and a high of 78. Last week, it was rainy and gloomy everyday, so when rain stopped and the sun decided to come out on Sunday and Monday, it was very welcomed!
But the rain we had last week wasn’t just your typical week of rain…it has brought about record setting water levels here in our county and in surrounding areas. The weather around us has been a lot more than small talk. We are under a flood warning until Friday. The Coosa River is slightly above flood stage level as of Monday morning and is expected to finally fall below flood stage on Friday morning according to our local EMA. However, with more rain in the forecast, that could change. Weiss Lake, which is near our home, has major flooding with schools closed. The lake is a huge recreational area with summer homes lining its banks. And this is just here in our area. I know that the weather across the nation has been difficult with record rainfall and heavy snow. My prayers and thoughts continue for all those affected. To some, it may just be another day of rain or snow, but to others, it is life altering.
Our son was contacted by the EMA to take some drone footage last Friday. Our very popular Noccalula Falls has been roaring with all of the rains! Be sure to check out more photos and videos on his Facebook page.
Nearby Weiss Lake where record flooding is taking place! Again, my prayers are with those who are affected by the weather. Our Lord promises to be with us in the floods, both literally and spiritually.
So we have seen how devastating water can be…and I don’t know about you, but I sure need to be reminded of how beautiful and refreshing it can be as well. I dug a little into the archives and found some pretty water photos from trips that we have taken.
Palm tree on the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean!
Thank you so much for your visits and the comments that you leave. Have you been affected by the weather this winter? I know some who live near Asheville, NC have told me of floods and landslides.
I will be back on Thursday with a tablescape. Wishing you all a joy-filled day!
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