Sunday, February 3, 2013

Low Lake Levels... Please Pray for Rain!

We live between two small lakes.
Although they are called lakes,
 in my opinion they are really just large ponds.
This photo was taken in the summer,
as you can tell by the green grass.
We live nearer to this pond.
This is the one where I got my great shots of the swans
chasing off the Canada geese.
(Click on the highlighted letters above to take you to that post.)


A larger pair of lakes exists only a few miles out of town.
Unfortunately, these lakes have been greatly affected
by our present drought, and the low lake levels are
becoming a great cause of concern for our area.
This is the source of not only our water supply,
but also neighboring communities.

Usually you are lucky if you find a few shells
when the lake is at its normal levels,
but my granddaughter and I found that the low water levels
had left waves of shells in some areas.

Not all the shells were small!

My granddaughter is checking to see if she might
find a pearl in this one!

I'm asking a favor of you!
Will you pray with me
that God will send us some rain
 to fill up our reservoirs?

1 Kings 18 has the very interesting story of the contest
between the prophets of Baal
and the prophet Elijah.
James 5:17-18 says Elijah was a man just like us.
He prayed it wouldn't rain,
and it didn't rain for three and a half years.
Then "Again he prayed,
 and the heavens gave rain,
 and the earth produced its crops."
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Anni said...

Here too...everything is so dry, the lakes and reservoirs. We're sitting at mandatory water restrictions. WE NEED rain. Not a whole lot all at once to cause flooding and do no good...a couple of weeks of continual slow, nourishing rains.

Then, a weekly rain 'til the lakes and reservoirs fill up to capacity.

Nava said...

Hi Joy--what lake is that? I know they are showing that we are in Moderate drought--we are getting rain at this moment--hope you are too. Anyway--I was surprised at this photo.

Jedidja said...

O yes, I will pray for water! ( and I like the precious pics)

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Yes I will send you some of our rain....we have too much.Thanks for coming to my blog. (It actually started to rain heavy as I typed this!!!) cheers.

Jill said...

Great Photos! I will keep you in my prayers :) Happy WW :)

~ Jill

Carol L McKenna said...

Sending prayers up that you receive needed rain ~

Lovely photography ~ beautiful!

Carol of: A Creative Harbor ~ visiting from Alphabe Thurs.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I know how stressful that can be. All of water comes from snow and if we have a low snow year, we have water issues...

Praying for water!

Sandy said...

In about 4 weeks we will be in the
rainy season and then we will be
wet each and every day for months..
Wish I could send some to you.
Good post

Leovi said...

These photos are a real treat, I really like the second.

edenhills said...

I truly understand your concern. We are also still in an extreme drought here. said...

Really lovely photos!!

Stacia said...

We'll do our rain dance for you!

Along These Lines ..... said...

Weird weather these days. Hope the wet stuff is on its way.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Sending prayers for rain! I think we have had your share here.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my! I can see that you do indeed need rain!

Lola said...

Weird weather patterns now all over the world. We've had a very dry winter here too...

Lovely photography and post - as always!

Tracy Cook said...

The world is a strange place, here we are praying for rain to stop. We have plenty to spare. And I am sure lots more to fall

Sue said...

I certainly will add my prayers to yours.


Jenny said...

The world does feel like it's in turmoil now!

I really liked your lovely pictures...even if the water level was low!

Sometime you should hide some 'treasures' in planted shells for your Granddaughter to find! Wouldn't that be fun?

Thanks for a lovely link!