Wednesday, June 28, 2006

"There Will Be Days Like That..."

The Word For Today is --- Rain And still more rain - our first visitor of the day has found his fur coat inadequate in this rain... Do you see the disappointed look on his face - he found no feeders within reach. He has wandered up from the river finding it also a bit inhospitable today...
View of Highway 97 along the New York side of the Upper Delaware River
The bottom of the hill --- we turn to the right and drive just a mile to our house. All along the river people are being evacuated. Stores, banks, library you name it - they are closed. Here on the hillside above the river we are warm (too warm) and dry - well I guess as dry as one can be when the humidity is nearly 100%. The Upper Delaware River in all its glory.
The hiking trail. I hope these photos tell the tale for the day :)


Blogger Sky said...

the bear is soooooo cute. are you afraid? i would love to get close enough to get a good a shot of one, but i think i would be so terrified.

gosh, i am hearing about all the flooding. so glad you are safe. the NE has had a hard year with flooding, especially the new hampshire area. can't remember about ny.

keeping you in my thoughts...hoping that the area will dry out and cool a little. just getting rid of the humidity will help the comfort level. i know about humidity...i am originally from GA!

9:14 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Friends in Trenton (also on the Delaware) are facing evacuation too!

Hope you are dry and not too warm. The humidity is just awful here too, like soup!

12:33 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh my, a bear!!! I didn't know they were wild where you live, Endment.

Stay dry, keep safe.

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Fran aka Redondowriter said...

uazrfiI was watching CNN tonight and was shocked at how serious the flooding has become in the northeast. Wow, incredible bear picture. Where is it exactly that you live in upstate New York? I'll go look at your profile and see if it is there. Weather is gorgeous in southern california but who knows what any day will bring. Our environment is in such jeopardy.

1:27 AM  
Blogger silverlight said...

Yeah, lady, we were womdering about you. I told my husband that you were on high ground. Just hope it is high enough and you don't become stranded. Maybe get a small craft ready.
Can't believe how the weather patterns are moving around.

3:17 AM  
Blogger Ontario Wanderer said...

Interesting that so much rain is just south of us. Meanwhile our east pond is gone; there is just a bit of damp dirt where there was water a week ago. Our west pond has gone down over a metre (3 feet) or more and is looking more like a puddle. Yesterday, while watering the flowers from the cistern, the cistern was pumped out and no more water came out. Perhaps you could send just a bit of your water into southern Ontario?

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

I just heard about the flooding there on the news, and came in to email you. I see your post today is about the water. So, I will send this comment.
Take care,
Sandy, in foggy, but not flooded, Maine

8:54 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

To each of you who have commented - thanks so much for your concern - good wishes and support!

Yes the bear is cute... He is also s-o-o-o-o w-e-t.

I can't say I an not afraid of him... He is very much bigger than I am and I doubt he has much compassion for things that he thinks are in his way. I do have a high pressure valve on my hose if he gets too close. He is only about 10 feet away in this photo - but I am up on a deck.

humidity must be over 100% :) the air is thick with fog or mist or whatever one calls it.

we have bears often in the early spring and late fall - this one didn't read his calendar - he is suppose to go on up into the mountain and eat blueberries - guess the rain is changing his life also.

fran aka redondowriter
we are at the intersection of the state boundaries of NY, NJ, and PA. We live in NY shop in PA and get our gas in NJ. :) We are uphill about a mile from the Delaware River - there are only a very few houses along the road between us and the river.

We can go to the North East to get out but it is a very long and complicated route. I am more concerned about getting my husband home at the end of the weekend - rain is predicted almost every day.
Biggest problem at the moment is that all stores in the area are closed.

ontario wanderer
sure wish I could send you some of this rain. There are small creeks cutting their way down the hillside into my garden and cutting deep ruts in the driveway - small problems compared to the rest of the area.

water and water and more water. --- the waterlilies love it :)

9:09 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Stay Safe and a great photo of a bear.

9:24 AM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Endment, I love the bear and he looks rather unsettled in all the wet. Things are about the same here, water everywhere, evacuations in the villages along the river, and we are squelching whenever we take a step. Matters are compounded by the steamy heat and humidity of this rainforest week.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

My oh my--nature at her beastlyest. I'm glad you're staying safe and dry!

As for the bear, I kinda want to put my arms around it and give his (her?) nose a big ol' smooch, then sit down and hear its stories. But that probably wouldn't be too smart, would it. :)-

11:11 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I hope things improve there. It's quite a deluge everywhere in the northeast. Glad that you are on dry ground and hope that it stays that way. The bear does look a bit bedraggled and forlorn.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I am glad you are doing okay, despite the rains.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

you have gotten the best bear photos. I am amazed at your flooding back there. We get that but in spring or winter, not usually summertime.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

I've just been able to get your blog up; I was concerned about you. Not sure what blogger was doing to prevent me seeing this post. Very glad to hear you're on high ground and okay. Another bear visitor? You ARE popular. Stay safe and dry. I hope your neighbours are okay, too.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Star said...

Wow...the forces of nature are at work in your life. Batten down the hatches!

(Is your new pond full yet?)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Endment.. we have been seeing your rain problems. Hope that you are OK...

At one point, we had a fire watch and a flood warning. GAWSH what an interesting year.

5:01 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Weather eh! What a lot of it the world seems to get now. The Delaware river looks a little fat. Hope you are able to keep dry - and even cool!

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have gotten quite a bit of rain, too, I see!

At least it makes for some beautiful photos...

8:57 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Good grief!
Keep your head above water, lady!!!!

From Dry in Ohio...ha ha

11:11 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

You guys are swamped. I hope thing dry out for you soon. Great,if unsettleing pix. The bear one is most unsettleing of all. Was he in your backyard?

7:56 AM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

I love the bear picture. Great flood photos though I'm sure you wish there hadn't been that much rain.

Down here in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania where I live, I have seen and heard about similar situations.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Mary Truelove said...

Interesting. Tried to get the "Tony" birdsongs blog but didn't have enough to go on. I love the bird songs. I don't know the names of birds here and am too nearsighted to see most of them but sure do enjoy their song. page said, "url not found on this server" question? Have cool fog and heat here. Mary

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Mary Truelove said...

thanks for more info on birds. Wow I like birding. ha. beautiful sounds.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Yolanda said...

Hope everything is okay where you are. Here is sending good thoughts your way.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Endment, What a stunning photo of a bear! I had no idea that you were getting that much flooding. I don't watch tv, and I've been on a print media fast for a week. Yes, that single photo of the hiking trail is worth a thousand words.

5:33 PM  
Blogger threecollie said...

Oh, dear, I didn't realize that you lived in a flooded part of the state too. Looks pretty bad there! Did you lose power or have any flood damage?

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I you dry out soon. Stay safe...and very far away from that bear! :)

11:25 AM  
Blogger HoBess said...

Hope that the water's gone down for you ... and that the bear has been able to spruce himself up a bit! Hope you and yours are safe.

10:47 PM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

Wow--I had no idea you all were getting so much rain. I can't imagine what your new little pond must look like. Hope you dry out soon. I miss your Thursday poetry post. :)

1:20 PM  
Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

So glad to hear that you were above the flooding. Your post was fascinating. I grew up in Northern New Jersey, and remember a huge flood in the early 1950's (Hurricane) that pushed the Delaware over its banks. My father was in the "civil defense" and went down to some river towns to help out. What a crazy summer some parts of the country seem to be having. I'm happy you sound relaxed and comfy!

8:25 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Hope you're okay.

You haven't floated away, have you?

11:02 PM  
Blogger S.L. White said...

Great photos... we drove thru all this last week, while all the flooding was going on, on our way between Binghampton NY and New Haven CT-- and the Susquehanna looked much the same!

Thanks for stopping by Foothills Fancies... keep in touch.

12:05 PM  
Blogger madretz said...

Oh my! That looks treacherous. Stay safe.

The bear is adorable, though, sad as she may be.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

just checking on you. you have been away a while now! hope you and your family and home are safe.

8:12 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Goodness! I spent a lot of time on water recently, but this is entirely different! Stay dry!

11:00 PM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

How are things your way??? I keep looking at your blog to see if you are OK.

4:34 PM  

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