I have been extremely homesick for about two weeks. The heat and humidity of Ohio may just be getting to me. Or possibly the fact that Joel and I haven't talked much on the phone. It's his busy season so there's not a lot of free time. I miss my home and my friends.
Record floods are happening all across the state of Wyoming. The river in Lander, Popo Agie, in Fremont County has swept away portions of bridges and roads. Last I heard they are expecting 2-3 FEET of snow tonight. Yikes! The town of Saratoga on the Platte River has been at flood stage for almost a week and isn't expected to go down until next week. And my home town of Encampment flooded for the first time since I was a kid. I think I read somewhere that it's the highest on record. And here I sit in Ohio, unable to witness the power of Mother Nature.
Outside of the heat and humidity I do find solace in a few places here in Ohio. There's Wintergarden, a nature park on the edge of Bowling Green. Too bad the mosquitos are so big and prevalent they'd carry you away! My sanity can't handle all that buzzing right now. And then there's the great Maumee River. She's a big one; and she's rushing right now! Night before last I went and just hung out for awhile at her banks. I watched a heron fish for a bit and then I came home.
So while I can't be in my home to witness the strength, beauty and tragedy of great (sometimes small) rivers, I pay homage to them here (even though all I do is just sit). Just thinking about all of you effected by raging waters and wishing you the best!