Weekly Photo Challenge: Up


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Looking Up!

Ever have a day when your plans vanish? I’m there. It is good, though.

Today, I assist my carpenter. UP there.

You see, in our world, snow hardly ever falls, but last winter, we frolicked in lots of it. And our guttering suffered from lots of it. It sagged. It bulged. It pulled loose.

Then we learned the rest of the story.


In our world, rain usually falls in buckets. Torrents. Sometimes, rain so furiously dumps on us in sheets and waterfalls, that we have seen it splash against a neighbor’s roof with enough force to make a wave that actually rains UP a few yards before surrendering to gravity again.

We need the guttering.

So, today, in firm belief that someday rain will actually fall on us again, we are removing the guttering, removing the siding, mending the rotted places, and re-attaching everything.

It’s a little like other problems: Have to deal with the cause of it to really stop it.

–Dr. Seuss

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

    1. Hello, Victoria!
      Yes, we did get up and down a couple ladders, several times, and did wrangle all the boards, strips of siding, and guttering back into place without a single mishap!
      At our age! 🙂
      Now, for some rain . . .

  1. Yes, without getting to ROOT of our problems and RIPPING THEM OUT like garden weeds, they just grow back. It is also like putting a bandaid on a wound without cleaning it first. It never will heal. We do that with our lives too. We hide “things”…all sorts of things for many reasons. But they must be brought to the ONLY Savior who can heal. I am enjoying HIS healing POWER in my life now.

    1. Thank you for this beautiful insight, Karen!
      Yes, it is wonderful that our Great Physician never is satisfied to put a bandaid on a wound without cleaning it out first. He never will leave us broken either, but heals the brokenhearted, which is just what we all need!

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