Friday, September 13, 2013

Water in the Mountains - Part 2

Two weeks ago, I was here...visiting, hiking, sightseeing in Estes Park.
My last post was of the beautiful "water" in the mountains.
Today, these photos were posted on my facebook page by my "friend" Estes Park.
 The beauty of this park, to me, is unmatched...but, there is always the other side of nature.
 The town has been flooded by my beloved river.
My candy store, on the left side of this pic is flooded.  The Egg & I and the Big Horn are flooded. The Dairy Queen and the photography store (Aspen & Evergreen Gallery), I fell in love with is flooded. People are missing, vacations ruined, businesses lost...
Those who follow my blog know that I love webcams.
This is today's cam of my favorite river...The Fall River.
It is raging...
Look to the right side of this page and you will see what the Fall River looks like on a  normal day.
Calm will return, businesses will reopen, vacations will start again...
A cycle...Nature just is. It's not personal...it just is...
Take care...
ommm

17 comments:

Carolyn said...

LOVE the Egg and I ... glad you posted the web cam ... I saw the flooding on the news! fires and floods man oh man

nature

Out on the prairie said...

hate to see the flooding, guess no fudge at the candy shop.

turquoisemoon said...

Carolyn, I love the Egg and I and BF loves The Big Horn. I have to watch what I order at the Big Horn because the helpings are soooo large and I have the tendency to clean my plate. They'll reopen...I'm sure of that!

Steve...that store has the best pralines around.... This is serious!!! I hate the flooding too. It's sad whenever anyone has unneeded tragedies. I'm really sad today for these people...

Kittie Howard said...

It's all so sad. Scars from that fire a few years ago remain. My friend's daughter and family had to evacuate.

CraveCute said...

Seems never a day goes by without tragedy occurring somewhere in this big country! So sad for these folks.

Arkansas Patti said...

The news is just full of the awfulness of that flood. So glad you are out of there.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh my...that flooding is awful. When Mother Nature has a fit, watch out! That photo really reflects the severity of it.

turquoisemoon said...

Kittie, It is so sad...My heart goes out to all those affected by these tragedies.

CraveCute, Too bad we can't seem to be kinder to all... Everybody had something going on in their lives.

Patti...OOoh you and me both. This was the week my sister & I were going, but the place we enjoy staying at didn't have anything open. They offered us a deal and we jumped on it. Lucky us!!!

Martha, I've missed all 3 of the floods in this little town by one to two weeks. Sad...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Flooding is bad but flash flooding is the worst -- no warning really and bam! All that water is upon you. My heart goes out to the people in this town and region.

One Fly said...

It's just about over with. The sun is out here today not that that means anything.

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, This makes 3 floods!!! One was a dam that broke way up in the mountains. It was/is a hike...Lawn Lake. It's been sad..but, they will recover.

Fly, I hope so. I've been looking at webcams and it sure looks cloudy and rainy there...

Teri said...

This is so sad, I keep wondering why all of this has to happen, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, etc. Such a mess and so hard to recover from physically and emotionally.

Lisa said...

Natural occurrences wait for no one. Flooding is particularly hard and cruel. We are heading head first into bush fire season here. Not good at all.

turquoisemoon said...

Teri, It's just nature. There's no malice..it just is. I do think that global warming is causing much of the severity.

Lisa, No...they wait for no one. Keep us posted about bush fires

turquoisemoon said...

One of BF's friends is missing in Colorado. He was to be vacationing in EP. BF has tried calling him everyday, with no answer. Things like this is aways scary. He's checking with relatives today...

Dee said...

Dear Turquoisemoon, yes, nature renews itself by what seems to us to be destruction: Fire and Water and Ice all do their part in the renewal. And we stand, mostly helpless, before the power displayed by the steady beat of Nature's heart. Peace.

turquoisemoon said...

Dee, I've hiked RMNP since the 70's and it's just breaking my heart to see this devastation.