Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Remembering the Power of Water...

It's been two years,
since the Blanco River took homes,
and lives,
as it rushed through our area.

Some people are still getting their lives
back together.
Some gave up,
and sold their land.

Some of the victims were never found.

It's all very sad.

But, time will heal.

It will be a very long time
before the River gets back where it was.
Six hundred year old Cypress Trees
don't grow back very quickly.

People heal more quickly.
But, the memory of the
power of water,
and the power of people to rebuild,
will be with us a long time.

Here's what I posted then.


By now, you've probably heard that there was a flood in
Wimberley, Texas,

There was a lot of damage....destruction...along the 
Blanco River.

I've shown you the beauty of that river before.

The giant Cypress trees turn beautiful colors in fall.

And, under most conditions, the river flows gently along.

But, Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend, it turned into a monster.

We hadn't had much rain that day. We've had lots of rain here, but that day
wasn't bad, in our area.

But, to the west, in Blanco, it rained a foot of rain, in a short time.
All that water went into the river, and the river rose thirty feet
in less than an hour.

Houses that had stood solid for fifty or sixty years with no flooding,
were no match for this tsunami.
Debris...houses, cars, trees, boulders...came rushing down,
washing away everything in its path.

People's homes were damaged, destroyed, or simply washed away.

People lost their lives.

internet image. source unknown.

The deluge topped this bridge by at least ten feet.

The beautiful Cypress trees, which have stood for hundreds of years, 
were bowed over and shredded.

We pray for those who have lost so much.
We hope for them the strength it will take to get through all this.
We do what we can to help, with funds, time and energy.

Meanwhile...this small town of Wimberley is still 
A Little Bit of Heaven.

Stay safe...
God Bless...

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