Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by lissa at The Memory Tourist.
This week’s prompts are
The WATER keeps coming, and coming, and coming.
That time, it was almost 14 inches in just a few hours, another FLOOD was inevitable. Today, it poured from the heavens in buckets, but only for about a half hour, leaving puddles everywhere.
The water will GATHER in low spots and LINGER for days in some places. It can cause unbelievable DESTRUCTION.
It seems now, as soon as one of these episodes becomes a MEMORY, another one occurs.
The elements are COLD, they don’t care what they take from you.
If there’s any SOLACE, it is that your NEIGHBOR understands, we help each other through. We’ve all either been there, or had it happen to friends and loved ones. No one is untouched.
We’ve had more rain this year than normal, and there’s no knowing how long this pattern will hold, or if it is the new normal. The climatologists and meteorologists are ENIGMATIC, not wanting to say too much.
While i’m sorry today’s words led me in this direction, it’s was inevitable. The flood plane is changing here, areas that used to be safe aren’t so any more.
Summer, and the storm season, aren’t over yet.
Barn Day -- celebrating barns, old and new, and their history and importance
Bastille Day / National Day -- France, French Territories and some former Colonies (Quatorze Juillet/Fete Nationale)
Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden -- an official Flag Day of Sweden
Feast of St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
Festival of Millennial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (Closing Ceremonies)
First Sermon of Lord Buddha -- Bhutan
M&Ms Argument Day -- which are best? plain? peanut? almond? minis? spend the day in a heated discussion with friends and end with an M&M feast
Nachi Himatsuri -- Kumano-Nachi Taisha, Nachi-Katsuura, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest fire festivals, a grand summer festival and purification ritual, through tomorrow)
National Grand Marnier Day -- on Bastille day, to show the friendship between France and the US
National Nude Day -- New Zealand (although now it's often called International Nude Day, and celebrated everywhere as a day to enjoy your beautiful human form)
Pandemonium Day -- internet generated; don't let the crazy things that happen in your life get you down, celebrate instead!
Republic Day -- Iraq
Runic Half-Month Ur begins (primal strength)
Shark Awareness Day
St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day ("Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American proposed for canonization; Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people ridiculed for their piety, people who have lost their parents)
Tape Measure Day -- the first modern spring tape measure was patented this day in 1868 by Alvin Fellows of New Haven, NJ, US
Missy Gold, 1970
Robin Ventura, 1967
Matthew Fox, 1966
Jackie Earle Haley, 1961
Jane Lynch, 1960
Joel Silver, 1952
Tommy Mottola, 1949
Steve Stone, 1947
Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier, 1932
Polly Bergen, 1930
John Chancellor, 1927
Harry Dean Stanton, 1926
Dale Robertson, 1923
Ingmar Bergman, 1918
Douglas Edwards, 1917
Gerald R. Ford, 1913
Woodie Guthrie, 1912
William Hanna, 1910
Ken Murray, 1903
Dave Fleischer, 1893
Florence Bascom, 1862
Licence to Kill(Film), 1989
"Spring Symphony"(Britten Op. 44), 1949
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care(Publication Date), 1946
Today in History
Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789
First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003
In Borneo, a rainbow toad, believed to be extinct since 1924, is sighted, 2011
Neptune, discovered in 1846, completes its first orbit of the sun since that date, 2011
Scientists from the Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark, 2015
A huge iceberg looming over Innaarsuit village in western Greenland prompts evacations in case it calves, 2018
A new scientific study of the Andean condor, the world’s heaviest bird that can fly, among other things reveals that these birds can stay aloft for up to 5 hours without flapping their wings, 2020