While sitting there in our own world...the shepherd gets a text from Jim Cantori. (Or is it Joe Cantrell...so that is another story as I always give him a different name). But the shepherd loves weather and he also likes Jim Cantori so as he gets alerts from the Weather Channel...I changed how it came in on his phone and so it appears a text from Jim Cantori. (If you don't know who he is...he is the bald guy that gets all the exciting weather jobs on the Weather Channel). Anyway he tells the shepherd that it could be flooding in Olney Springs:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR FOWLER. * FROM MONDAY MORNING TO MONDAY EVENING. * AT 7:15 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.5 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE MIDMORNING TOMORROW. * IMPACT...AT 8.0 FEET...MINOR AGRICULTURAL FLOODING OCCURS NORTHEAST OF ROCKY FORD AND ELSEWHERE
Who would have thought that in July we would be getting alerts such as this. That the Colorado Canal would be in the river...and made me think of a question I had asked this morning...
Would we be thankful for the rain if we had not known the drought? One of the those questions asking, "do we take so much for granted unless we have known something different?" Complacency? BUT a reminder that we should be thankful all the same!
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says:
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Well exactly what is everything...it is often hard to be thankful we say when things aren't quite as we had thought they should be...BUT those times when things are good should be especially easy to give thanks...even though we don't always do it.
Anyway I go back to the flooding...and as I sat there I pull up the river readings on the computer and so the shepherd says let's go check out the river...We headed for Manzy and got a glimpse from the bridge...as the sun sets in the distance.
|These clouds to me almost look like a hand...maybe just me...love clouds...|
After Manzanola, we decide to check down by the Rocky Ford Ditch...and the water was coming at a pretty fair clip...no that is not technical water jargon.
And so it is with life...we never know if we will have drought or monsoons...feast or famine...but I am reminded...be thankful in both! I guess we will watch in the morning and see what it holds for us!
Have a good one and God bless!