Saturday, May 31, 2008

Soggy still, but the show must go on


Never let the weather stop you is what we use to always say when I lived in Summit County Colorado. You wait a minute and it's sure to change. Well, that was pretty true most of the time. We are still waiting for the rain to stop, but I must say that is has subsided.
Our valley made national news 2 days ago because our rivers had reached flood water stage and things were a little tense. I am happy to say that our valley didn't receive too much damage from the swollen river, other than it filled up like I have never seen it before and I think we have clean the river banks of a few trees and debris, a bit of damage to some of our older bridges, but most everything is intact. Unfortunately our neighbors in Prali and Torre Pellice, weren't quite as lucky, with damage from mud sliding and rocks falling. The helicopters were busy shuttling assistance to and fro and the sound of the rivers thundering down the valley where hardly a whisper is normally heard made for a very amazing Friday night serenade. We were all quite worried that there was going to be worse to come, but fortunately the rain has subsided to an occasional sprinkling or sudden short down pour, instead of the steady pounding were receiving last week. So the rivers have crested and shrunken back down but are still fairly impressive all in all. We can still hear a gentle hum of the Chisone and our little streams that feed into it, but the birds are singing and the bees back to doing their duty so all is well in the kingdom of Savoy.

8 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

As we speak it is raining here this morning as well....oh well it doe4s keep everything green:D

rowena said...

I am glad to hear that you guys are okay over there. Incredible, this amount of rain...let there be sun!

Bella Baita View said...

It's still raining, but the waters have receded quite a bit and we do get some sun now, so that is a vast improvement.

Lori Lynn said...

Your photos capture the rainy feeling quite well. Wishing you lots of sunshine...

Maryann said...

Oh Marla! I'm having trouble with your blog "sticking" to my google reader. New posts just don't show up. Any ideas to fix it?
I don't even want to talk about NY weather..it's a jungle out there. Hot and humid. I'll take your rain for you ;)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Marla, I'm so glad I got to comment this time, I'm having the same trouble as Maryann, this time I decided to wait, but it took very long to load. I'm glad about your waters receding, hope all is well.
Marie

Bella Baita View said...

Thanks Maryann and Marie, good information, even if I have no idea at the moment to fix it.
I think I know what you are talking about Maryann as your blog in my google reader is always way behind, like right now it is on Bertoli nights. I wasn't sure how to tell you about that, but now I find out that it sounds like mine is doing the same and more. Hummm is there a blog doctor in the house?

Maryann said...

Thanks for telling me about that Marla. I fumble with blog code and all that but I'll try to get to the bottom of it. Could it be simply that it's time for a new reader? If you find any answers could you please let me know? Thanks sweety :)

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