Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Rising Water


Ever had one of those mornings? I had a busy day planned for yesterday so got up and away from the house early to run several errands. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned. As so often happens, right? We had a frog strangler right before dawn. On my way to town I had to turn around twice because of flooded roads. The water had receded quite a bit. I never dreamed the roads would be under water.

Got out of my car and snapped a few photos with my phone. These were taken at the road leading to the park not the flooded roads I was trying to take. But these look pretty awesome so thought I’d post them.


flooded roadway


flooded road


flooded roads


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

15 thoughts on “Rising Water

  1. Wow, Elizabeth, I’m glad you’re safe. I hope your home is okay. We’re going to get hit tomorrow.
    Stay safe!


  2. It’s doing the same thing here in northern Illinois. Love those frog stranglers! 🙂


  3. Hi Elizabeth 😀 What in the heavens name is a frog strangler ??? Good name for a crime novel 😉 Ralph xox ❤


  4. Why on earth did your roads get flooded suddenly?? I mean, i get the point of there being a creek, but did it rain heavily or something? 🙂


    • It definitely did rain hard and in a very short period of time. I don’t know if you have flash flooding over there, but it’s very common in a lot of areas here in the US. Which means if it rains hard and you’re near a body of water like a creek, the water will rise suddenly and with little warning. But this time there were no problems other than a little inconvenience so all is good. Thanks for coming over. 🙂


  5. So sorry about the flash floods, we have had quite a lot of them around here! I was so worried about all the twisters and horrible devastation out west and Midwest of here! Take care and hope you are safe and sound, Always, Elizabeth! Smiles, Robin


    • Hi, Robin. We’ve had some beautiful weather the past couple of days. Been very cool, but now it’s heating up again. We have a lot of tornadoes here, especially in springtime, but fortunately nothing this year so far. Have a lovely day. Big hugs.


  6. WOW! we would love to have some of that water here in Southern CA. Wish you safe travels.


    • It’s like this every spring, Janell. Flood during spring and then it dries out and becomes blistering hot for the summer. Sorry you aren’t getting enough rain, but I guess living in beautiful Southern CA is worth it. 🙂


  7. As long as it doesn’t come in the house, everything is good!!


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