Friday, February 16, 2018

God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise

Well, around here lately the creeks have indeed been rising. What with snow, sleet, and freezing rain being followed by warmer temperatures and then followed by pouring rain, the creeks are full and still rising. Below is a shot of Branch Creek at McLean House on King St.; it's a couple of feet above it's normal level. It's got a ways to go before it hits flood level, but still, it's running fast and deep, and you wouldn't want to fall in!

[Note on the title: For those unfamiliar with American idioms, this is an old country saying when someone promises to visit or go somewhere, as in, "We'll be by Friday, God willin' and the creek don't rise." Especially in mountainous areas, rising creeks, especially in the mid-Winter thaw and in the Spring, are a definite travel hazard.]

© 2018 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

1 comment:

  1. We've had some unbelievable weather lately, haven't we? But I do know one thing, and that's that it has not been from climate change. We have our man in the White House who assures us that that doesn't exist.