I was looking out of my sliding glass door during our second or third day of rain. It had rained for so many days that I’d started to lose count. It was pouring out but I thought that K’s toys out on the deck looked cool through the rain. When I took this photo I had no idea what was going to go down the very next day.
Just last weekend we were in downtown Boulder to pick up some spices at my new favorite spice shop. We then wandered the Pearl Street Mall, completely oblivious to what was about to happen not even a week later.
The boys hung out on a cool play area made to look like rocks and a river, we went to Starbucks for a frappuccinos, came across a man playing a didgeridoo (seriously, how often does that happen?), drove by the house that was used for the exterior shots for Mork & Mindy, and just enjoyed the warm, sunny afternoon.
Now, beautiful Boulder, Colorado and really most of Boulder County and other areas are under water, roads are destroyed, towns are isolated, and life has been lost. It’s been surreal.
Luckily where we are, we have some places where the water is high and we now have a pond in the open space by our house that normally isn’t there, but nothing like the devastation in other parts of the state.
Normally Colorado is arid and fires are the main concern. It rains so infrequently here (especially compared to what I’m used to being from New England) that I remember saying to my husband last summer, “at least we won’t have to worry about flooding here”. Boy, was I wrong.
While we have been extremely fortunate, I need to remember that not everyone else has been. My thoughts are with the residents of Boulder County and all others who have experienced such devastation during the flood. Godspeed, Boulder.