Thursday, August 23, 2007

Your Welkin's in my Firmament

They're synonyms.


It's raining here. This is excellent news, for it could rain for 40 days and 40 nights and it probably STILL wouldn't be enough. Just look at this map!

Here's the key:

map legend for real-time streamflow condition map

As you can see, this is NOT a good state of affairs. There's hardly anything that's at "normal" stage right now. Most of the state, at least where the streamflow and resevoir heights are measured, is below normal, or, frighteningly, MUCH below normal. There are even some "lows" being recorded out in SW NC as well as in the greater Raleigh area. Now, Raleigh is typically dry, but the mountains normally are wet. This dry mountain thing is really unusual.

I'm totally rooting for Dean to wander up here and wet us all.


So, the Wordsmiths are doing it again.

Here's the picture that should be used for inspiration of you 500-word story, if you to choose to write something for our general amusement, edification, horrified entertainments, or whatnot:

The stories are due ath the end of the month,


To kick off the creative process, I think it would be a terrific idea to have a little caption contest! What say you? Leave 'em in the comments, and whoever's caption I like best (for I am the sole judge and arbiter in this small dark corner of the Interweb's dusty attic) will get a story written about that caption by ME, which will then be entered into the WSU's August challenge.

Hey y'all, it's not every day you get an opportunity like that, so turn up the clever generator to eleven and have at it!


Dat's all I gots for today folks. I've got a head that's doign it's best impersonation of the LaBrea tar pits, because the ideas are stuck in there and not pouring forth in a torrent of bloggy goodness as is the usual state of affairs around these parts.

Is there a topic decongestant out there for brain-block? One wonders.

Have a good one folks, and I'll see you tomorrow.

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