Sunday, October 4, 2015


There is quiet beauty found
in nature when heaven weeps.

~ tlkp

My land, my town, my
state are flooded. Yesterday
my land received 7 inches
of rain by noon and it's
still raining; I haven't had
the heart to check today
and see how many more
inches have fallen, it doesn't
matter.  There was a
break today, and for
about thirty minutes I
was able to get out without
a raincoat and walk a little,
check on my poor animals,
actually see a bit of blue sky,
but then the clouds descended
once again and the heavens
opened up.

I am lucky, my home is elevated
so I haven't had flooding inside,
but others are not so fortunate and I
am heartbroken for them.
The storms are suppose to continue
throughout tomorrow and maybe
then we can start to dry out.

I've spent most of my time watching
the Weather Channel and TCM, and
when the satellite signal is lost, I listen
to my book, Sycamore Row, which I
loved, and knitting. Christmas is only
82 days away in case you were wondering.

How was your weekend?

Joining Karen


  1. Oh my sweet friend...I have had you in prayer for most of the weekend. We received rain here in the mountains, but not to the extend of what you are receiving. My prayers continue to go to everyone that is going through any kind of flooding. I know how that is and it is heart wrenching. mari

  2. I feel so sorry for all the people affected by the flooding. I hope the rains will let up soon!

  3. Oh my!! I was thinking of you during my weekend in Canada as I watched the news hoping that you were okay. I'm sad that your town is flooded, how horrible. We had hurricane Sandy do some major damage to our town and I still remember. Hang in there!!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about all the rain and devastation. We have been following all the news with everyone affected and have been praying fr everyone to be safe. Keep warm and dry dear Tracey. xo

  5. I hope the rains will stop soon for you and all those around you. We will be watching the weather channel and keeping our fingers crossed for some dry weather to come your way

  6. Hi Tracey,
    I'm so sorry about all the rain and flooding. I'm glad you are on high ground. I like your rain shoes very much.
    I'm going to find that book. I am pretty sure you and I like the same books.

  7. Oh my, I know all about weather extremes of the wet kind... :(
    I do hope the rain stops soon and the damage in your region is not too bad.
    Take care, have a lovely week!

  8. You've been in my prayers, Tracey; thought of you sent up prayers throughout the weekend for everyone on the eastern seaboard and especially for those of you in SC. So glad to hear your home is safe and dry, my friend. xo

  9. Oh, I am so sorry, dear Tracey! As someone who has been through a natural disaster, I can only recommend to stay calm and accept everything as it is. There is really nothing that YOU can change. Knitting and reading helps a lot! And behind the clouds there is always a sun! I hope the flooding will stop and won't cause any more damage! My thoughts are with you!

  10. Sending you love, Tracey. My prayers are with you and your community. xo

  11. I'm glad you guys are high and dry. I've been thinking of you guys and praying for you. Saturday we were cold, damp and miserable at a fiddle contest in Athens, AL. Mikaela didn't make the finals so we packed up and came home. Sunday was just the way I liked it, slow, relaxed and a day filled with movies. Today it's back to the ole grindstone! Next weekend will bring one... more... contest! LOL!!!

  12. so glad you are weathering the beating rain well....albeit, damply. I can only Nashville (over the weekend) was getting residual rain from your storms. That far inland!!! We are just far enough from there that (I hate to even say--with what you all are facing)...fall has come, temps are cooler (probably thanks to your storm!), and it's simply glorious. Never fear. I'm sending you some of this perfect weather----should arrive sometime next week.

  13. I have been thinking of you down there. I can not believe how much rain you have gotten! Sending you love and good thoughts Tracey.

  14. Thank you for the update. I've been wondering what's going on in your neck of the woods!

  15. Oh man- Tracey- we have been hearing about this- hope you are all right- if it gets bad send the rain storms to us in the west- we need it- hope it over soon for you.

  16. That is a lot of rain. I'm glad you are safe. I'm sorry others aren't so lucky. We're waiting for our rain still in Cali. The second photo was extraordinary.

  17. Oh dear, Tracey. While I'm am super happy to know you and your home have stayed dry, I'm saddened to know others have been less fortunate. Praying for drier days your way. XO

  18. I'm really glad to know you haven't had any bad effects from the rain. It really has been amazing to watch the stories in the news. I hope everyone else is able to stay safe and dry out soon. Take care.

  19. As a Katrina survivor, I can completely relate ~ glad you are doing well, and I have enjoyed catching up on your blog. After a year absence, I have resurrected my blog and am enjoying jumping back into "blogworld" and catching up with my blogging friends!

  20. I hope the rains have stopped now Tracey, and that there as been some relief for all of those experiencing flooding. Thinking of all of you. xo

  21. Glad that you didn't have any major problems Tracey (other than depressed soggy chickens I would imagine). And that you can find the beauty - those raindrop pictures are beautiful.

  22. I'm so glad that you are safe and dry but sad for those who aren't. Your photographs are beautiful especially the first four. ooh...How many days...don't scare me...must get those socks knitted too...
    keep safe

  23. Tracey- hope you and the animals are all doing well. I am thinking about you! xoxo

  24. I am really glad you are safe. Crazy how we have been longing for rain to help with the fires and yet too much of anything is a hazard. As to the loss of homes and possessions and even lives, we are well acquainted with that feeling as we hear of many families devastated by the wildfires and ill be saying prayers for your neighbors near and far.