mother nature is a bitch

back now - the rains that came down were torrential, driving thru new mexico on I-25 and then on I-10 to arizona...

we were in hatch nm (trying to catch the short cut) when the town started flooding -- so we turned around and as we were driving out of town, the streets were flooding across...we looked back and were we once were, was covered with a foot of water...

it was amazing to see the power of mother earth combined with the stupidity of man...

thanks everyone for your kind words

my beliefs are that we pass from one realm to yet another, during death...the people who are sad are the people who miss us...

so i try and be supportive of the sad people who are living in their memories

all the while - myself, remembering the good times

with the knowledge that they are now without pain...the pain of this earth

ok nuff now, i had some thoughts about power exchange - i will get to them later

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, mother nature may be a powerful bitch, but at least she is a non-discriminatory one, huh. my experience with desert flash flooding has taught me that water has a mind of own, very determined to follow its own path. my granpa was once caught down in an arroyo when he heard that peculiar wall o'water sound, couldn't swim, no time to crawl out, so he strapped himself to the top of his pick-up truck & barely survived.

and, total agreement on remembering the good times. nice to see you back! D.K.

Liliana said...

I love your apology in the sidebar! Saying hello via Knock Knock (Mary)

A bitch indeed... people keep trying to control the planet, will never happen.

glenda said...

I know that road well. Glad you made it through the flood. While we are in drought.

azgoddess said...

DK - what a great story...yes, i have heard that sound..of water rushing - the flash flood and seen it far too much lately...

liliana - thanks for stopping by...and i agree, we will never be able to control her, the more we try the more she kicks up a fuss

glenda - thanks for the good wishes..where are you in a drought?? all i read about are floods everywhere

dada said...

Hi az: Glad you made it thru the floods. The pictures we've been seeing out of Hatch are just amazing and this monsoon season has been like none we've ever seen in all the years we've been here. A great reminder in calmer times we tend to think of them as the "norm."

Yes, that was a great story about your grandfather, DK. This summer I've learned to respect Nature even more.

I was reminded of the only flash flood we were ever in. As a GI between El Paso and White Sands Missile Range, water's rushing down from the mountains suddenly erased all signs of the road we were on. We had no alternative but to wait it out.

Whew, no big deal--we thought. The next weekend heading over the pass to Las Cruces, the car started smoking dramatically from under the hood. It was all the brush washed into the engine compartment from the weekend before. It was on fire. Zeesh.

Anyway, glad you turned around in Hatch az.