God tells us to be anxious in nothing, and we all try, but somethings it's not so easy!
"Red in the morning, sailor's warning"
A terrible storm has caused much flooding, rode damage, a few deaths, and much destruction of homes, cars, crops and more in Arkansas and Western to Central Tennessee and is moving east. Our home is in East Tennessee. We are watching the weather channel and waiting to see what is in store for us.
A Facebook friend just reported her Dad called to say his area has had 20" or rain in the last 24 hours! That's the most we have heard but many places have reported 12 or 13" and up.
Our skies are slowly becoming cloudy and the winds are picking up. We live on a mountain, with a creek in front of us, down the hill fortunately. In back of our house is a natural ridge about 50 feet from my door her in my room, and then up at a fairly steep slope for maybe 200 or more feet. The property continues over that peak and up another. My back door is about 1800 feet, as the crow flies, from the Appalachian Trail.
This is a beautiful spot on the globe.
Scene from "up the road a piece" - photograph taken Friday.
My photo is pretty, but it just can't truly capture the beauty. Maybe we need some way for you to hear the birds, smell the fresh air, hear the breezes thru the trees and etc.
It is also the watershed and on a recent trip to Dollywood, their guide said this portion of Tennessee is a rain forest. Now that wasn't hard to believe for my husband and I because we spent nearly 30 years in Arizona, where, you undoubtedly know, it's really NOT a rain forest, but a very dry desert. So, we thought we were in a rain forest here, and turns out we actually are!
Several years before we moved to this place on the mountain the area had what they called a hundred year flood. Well it hasn't been a decade and we may get another similar flood. The sound of the wind in the tree tops and the darkening skies are making me anxious, even though I'm using this blog to fight that emotional response.
The word for today then is, "Anxious."
Wisteria on the corner of a neighbor's front porch roof,
and a dog wood tree in bloom out front of her home.
Our prayers for all affected by today's storms.
(All photos by Janet Toney, please request permission before 'borrowing' any photograph.)