Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Red River rising... take II...



I'm drawing a line in the... snow. If spring can't come to me, I am bribing spring to take up residence on my kitchen table and in small ways around the house.


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You see completely why I feel this way? Because this is what the neighborhood looks like just day 1 of the big push to construct our dikes before the river rises. The river is at 20 some feet right now... and is going to swell and surge and burst onto the scene at a roaring 38 feet... by Saturday. Try as I did, I could not get close enough to the river for any decent shots.




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The view of the coulee a block over from our house. This year the river is being capped by a huge earthen levy and a flood gate instead of our wall of vulnerable sandbags like last year.

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Please bare with me if I am a bit sparse around these parts this week.  Waiting for the sandbags to arrive along with the National Guard... here we go again.

12 comments:

  1. OH NOOOOOO!
    I can't Beeelieve it's rising.
    I'm so sorry Sweetie. Pls keep a tiny update coming here and there.

    I think you are a wise woman to bring spring to your kitchen :)
    Love the happy happy flower shots !
    thinking of ya'll and saying some prayers this week. love love love

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  2. Oh dear. Take care of yourself, your family and your home. Hope it surprises you and does not rise as high as last year.

    Beautiful flower shots Vicky.

    P.S. Will be sending out your print today. :)

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  3. Your flowers are so beautiful Vicky! In the midst of rising water and fears of flooding, just looking at these colorful flowers can be a mood lifter.

    I'll be saying some prayers for you!

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  4. I hope the sunshine comes soon and the sandbags go away. Good luck!

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  5. Love the flowers -- true colors of Spring! Nice contrast to the sand and sandbags...Hockey season, flood season....then Summer!!!

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  6. Oh no! I'm praying for you my friend! I remember the last time you were having to deal with this. I am so sorry that it's happening again. Hopefully, it will not be as bad as the last time. Keep us posted...when you can. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers:)
    Hugs to you!

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  7. keeping you and that area in my heart ... be safe

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  8. Oh, nooooooo!!! Will pray for the safety of you, your family and your home!!!! And for heaven's sake, don't worry about posting!!! We totally understand!!! (Exquisite photos, btw...as usual!!!) Love you!!! Janine XO

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  9. The flowers are beautiful, but the thought of flooding is not! So sorry you have to worry with this!

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  10. Oh Vicky...I'm praying, praying, praying....PLEASE...no flooding for the Westras...please.
    Your flowers are beautiful. I wish you could come and stay here with us for a while. Spring has sprung...and I would gladly share some of it with you. I do pray that the levies hold. Please, keep me posted.
    Love,
    Jackie

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  11. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for that touch of spring. I hope things are better today.

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  12. Each and every day, when I read about our river levels and flood warnings, I think of you.

    Because if it's like that here, I can only imagine what it's like there.

    Dang it.

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