Thursday, April 28, 2011

rainbow connection

It seems that the rain has stopped. For a bit anyway. It was lovely to glance up and see a beautiful rainbow out just for me. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) Actually, I think this is the first rainbow I've seen since the two weeks of rain began. With all the horrific weather over the past 24 hours, I think I needed the reminder of His promise and provision.

Monday, April 25, 2011

gonna have to build me a boat

This has to be some of our more unusual Derby weather ever. I think they said we got 4 to 7 inches of rain this weekend (on top of the 4 to 6 we'd already gotten) and are expecting another 4 or so this week. Next thing you know, we'll be having the Great Steamboat Race down Main street.

The rising Ohio River has flooded over Waterfront Park. Water now covers large portions of the sidewalks, docks, and roads. (<span class=Kylene Lloyd, The Courier-Journal) April 21, 2011">

Flooding on River road and Zorn Avenue.   (<span class=Kylene Lloyd, The Courier-Journal) April 24, 2011">

Flooding on River road and Zorn Avenue.   (<span class=Kylene Lloyd, The Courier-Journal) April 24, 2011">

Flooding on River road near Harrods creek.   (<span class=Kylene Lloyd, The Courier-Journal) April 24, 2011">
photos courtesy of the courier.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

the city is still standing...

although with the amount of fireworks going on last night, one might have wondered. As always, the Derby Festival put on a beautiful show. Last night's event was entitled Thunder Power and the theme was heroes and superheroes. The entire extravaganza used 52 tons of fireworks shells, 250 tons of launching tubes, 2 million pounds of sand, and 700 miles of wiring. Thunder was actually held a week early to avoid conflicting with Easter weekend. No wonder I thought time was flying! However, I heard the festival chairman say last night that there were at least 67 more Derby events before the big day! I wonder if anyone ever attends them all>

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The first Saturday in May approaches

It' hard to believe that it's that time again. Thunder time! Actually, it's the beginning of the Derby festival. Even though the weather's cold and a bit rainy and the Ohio River has flooded it's banks, taking some of the better viewing spots on the great lawn, still, the show must go on!

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's a bird, it's a plane...

I am sitting on my bed, minding my own business when out of the corner of my eye, I see something white fly up in the air.

A moment passes...then, up it goes again, accompanied this time by a ferocious growling sound.

Another moment, another trip in the air.

It appears that the beloved basset has found a bevy of socks, clean, paired up and ready to be put away.

Well, they were paired up.

Now it looks like there's been a sock explosion at the foot of the bed.

And the beloved basset is exhausted from his efforts to liberate his little sock nation. He's building his nest and preparing for bed.

As for me, I suspect that after I locate and rematch all the "freed" socks, I'll be moving them to a higher perch.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Do all basset hounds feel the need to "build a nest" before settling in for the night or is mine unique? (Perhaps spoiled is a better word.) At the moment he is less than thrilled because I am claiming my side of the bed. One can only imagine what kind of late night retribution he is planning.