I walked today along the south end of Penticton, along beautiful Skaha Lake. The lake was calm, and the skies were silent, absent was the sights and sounds of helicopters water bombing Christie Mountain.
Peace reigned, and I was grateful for the small rain storm last night that put the final kabosh on the smouldering remains of the fire.
Welcome to “Life and Random Thinking” today on August 31, 2020. – David
Africa (the cat above) and I are glad you are visiting. 🙂
As I walked along the beach walk
I was thinking about how so many families on the west side of the valley have lived with their minds on edge.
Hundreds of families given evacuation alerts, and an unknown amount actually packing up special items and living with friends for the duration.
Friends of mine who live on the valley’s westside, report the helicopters flying over their home, the vibrating air every six minutes as the copters flew overhead back on forth to protect their homes and families.
They said the copters flew a mere”chip shot with 5 iron” over their home!
I can see clearly now the rain is gone I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It's gonna be a bright (bright) Bright (bright) sunshiny day It's gonna be a bright (bright) Bright (bright) sunshiny day - Johnny Nash "I can see Clearly Now"
We sometimes have heavy rain here,
the kind of storm where the rain bounces back up. Those storms are kind of my favourite, although intimidating, they tend to be shorter in length, and I know rainbows (sometimes more than one) are not far ahead.
Those heavy short-in-length storms are also easier to wait out, if caught out in one, I can even enjoy it under the canopy of a nice evergreen and the air smells so fresh.
I think I can make it now the pain is gone All of the bad feelings have disappeared Here is that rainbow I've been praying for It's gonna be a bright (bright) Bright (bright) sunshiny day - Johnny Nash "I can see Clearly Now"
The hardest storms to endure are the ones that are unpredictable in length. Even though I know a storm will eventually pass, and the sun will shine again without a doubt, I wish I could control the storm.
Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies - Johnny Nash "I can see Clearly Now"
I read the blog of a 20 year old young woman today,
and she has had a tough journey healthwise since a young age. It was inspiring to read how she managed through it all, and now is sharing her journey.
I imagine that her storm felt like it would never end some days. Today for her the rain storms still come but she knows that the sun is still there, above the clouds.
At a young age, the pain seemed endless but now she knows the clouds will pass. She can ” look straight ahead and see the BLUE skies”.
Click here to visit her post called “Kiara is Growing”.
I am grateful she shared her story and visited my blog (so I found her) because it is a reminder for me, change is the only constant, and we can’t predict the weather, but we know it will change.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. – Peter Drucker