Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A Scary Sight #WordlessWednesday

I was planning another installment of the 2021 Scarecrow Contest our county held earlier this month (now closed), but I'm going to save it for another day because Nature had something even more scary in store.

Flash floods.

As of right now, our neighborhood isn't threatened by the rains we received yesterday.  But, heavy rains always bring me back to two neighborhood floods - one in 2006 and the other in 2011.  I don't know yet what I'm waking up to this morning.  If it isn't us, it's a different neighborhood.

We've had such a wet summer and fall and we've been under several flash flood watches already.  Yesterday, our county was put under a state of emergency.   As of last night, we were under a flash flood warning.

After my workday ended, spouse and I went down to a small park that fronts a creek as it flows into the Susquehanna River.  

You can see the rapidly moving river, all muddy, with debris floating down the river.  What you see as "lines" in the river are trees or pieces of trees.

It's misty which is why you can't see the sky.

Let's leave the park for now, and move on to our local scarecrow contest.  Here are more contestants.  This one is called the Harvest Goddness (that's the spelling on the contest website, anyway).

A happy pumpkin family.

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

The winner will be announced October 29.


Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.


  1. Love the scarecrow contest, such a fun idea! Sorry about all the rain you have. We have been in a drought and still need more rain. Hope you stay safe and don't get flooded.

  2. A lot of imagination for these creations for Halloween!
    Enjoy your work and the celebration!
    Happy WW and a joyful week!

  3. How fun! I used to love doing Wordless Wednesday. :-)

  4. sure has been wet here too.

  5. We finally had a good rain here. It was so dry and we had so many forest fires this year. The air is now clear.

    Love all the contestants. Wish I could see them in person.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  6. Hope you stay safe in this strange weather. Love your wWs. /Carol C

  7. Flash floods are scary. There were some near us yesterday. We live on high ground though so we are safe. The scarecrows are very creative.

  8. I just can't believe you are still having to battle flooding at the end of October! I'm so sorry this has been such a worry for you this year. I will keep you and your neighbours in my prayers.
    I love these scarecrows. What an inspired idea. Can't wait to see who wins!

  9. I know the look of flooded waterways all too well. Glad the waters didn't threaten your home.

  10. Fingers crossed that you didn't get hit with the floods this time.

  11. Some areas would be so grateful for rain and others are simply drowning in it. No happy medium. Your photos are great! Thank you

  12. I think this is something I would like to par take in.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  13. It was nice to see a bit of the world through your eyes.

  14. Old Town Alexandria is under water (as is Annapolis- and a slew of Boston area communities). Stay dry.


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