Thursday, September 03, 2015

Big Thompson River


Big Thompson River
Estes Park, CO

Two years ago this month this, what appears to be, little river flooded Estes Park and tore down the Big Thompson Canyon flooding the cities of Ft. Collins and Boulder along the way.  It took eight lives and caused billions of dollars in damage.  The canyon has a history of severe flash flooding, but I am always in awe of the canyon beauty and its river, but I am reminded that the serenity I experience now can change in a heartbeat when severe weather comes.

A gentle river
Hides a frightening secret
It's a strong torrent

Beauty in the sound
Serenity and quiet
Become a torrent

The gentle river
Make peace and understanding
Give respect due it

~~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God

Cathy


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21 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Mother Nature can be ruthless, but also beautiful.
    Have a great day!

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  2. Beautiful picture but terrible about the damage the flood has done.

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  3. The force water can exert is so immense. Have a beautiful day!

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  4. I am always in awe of the power of nature. Thank you for linking up and have a lovely weekend :)

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  5. Oh yeah, the beauty and power of nature...
    Enjoy your weekend

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  6. Nice composition in this shot, Cathy.
    I hope you will link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/strange-visitors-in-garden.html

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  7. Some of the extremes in nature can be heartbreaking but it is the surrounding beauty that can give hope.

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  8. Though the river is raging it's sounds lull me.

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  9. Ah, we never know what lies beneath the gentleness, do we?

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  10. it's a beautiful river ... today. reminds me of the Tennessee Valley.

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  11. The news this morning said there could be flash flooding west of Denver. . . let's pray there's not a repeat of that devastating time.

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  12. Beautiful photo and well penned haiku ~ definitely need to respect the power of water of any kind, river, lakes, ocean ....

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  13. I love the way the bit of blue peeks through the trees.

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  14. Water is so much more powerful than most people can imagine. I have always lived near the ocean and so have seen many time the amazing forces of nature.

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  15. Never overlook the quiet. Their quiet can surprise you and not in a good way.

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  16. Beautiful picture and lovely words! Have a wonderful week!

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  17. Mother Nature can be calmly beautiful most of the time, but destructively forceful at others.

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  18. When I visit your blog, I read those Irish blessings, and it fills me with a new hope and gratitude. Beautiful picture and a great haiku.

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  19. The power of nature... is so beautiful and at the same time, a force beyond comprehension. I was in Hurricane Andrew in 1991 in Florida. I will never forget that night and the raw power that swirled around me... your photo is gorgeous Cathy. And your haiku a great reminder.

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  20. dear cathy,
    i love that you are here sharing your heart and view of the world. may our respect of nature also include honoring and safe keeping. xo

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  21. Yes, it does have a flood history.
    Beautiful area tho....

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