Monday, July 26, 2010

The Mountains are Falling!

Oasis Feature: Summer Views while I'm away....
We had a mudslide that covered our main exit out of the mountain. We had to find another way out! The road was closed for nearly a week! Even after the cleanup, we still have falling rocks.


  1. Wow, the photo of the mud slide is amazing. Nature always astounds me.
    Happy week.

  2. I'm glad that you made it out safely. What a mess!

  3. Cynthia, glad there were no injuries related to this mudslide. I am curious about the title of your post - it sounds like a literal translation from Spanish? :-) That is exactly how I would express what happened in Kiswahili 'the mountains are falling.' So, what was the alternate route?

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  5. Mary,

    thanks for your comment. I hope you come by again sometime. I hope you have a great week, too.

    Hi Butternut Squash,

    it wasn't dangerous unless you were there when it fell! I was safely tucked away on the side of the mountain.

    Hi Mama Shujaa, I think that the title may have come from the childrens' story...."Chicken Little". The sky is falling! The sky is falling! But now that you asked, there is always a discussion about what to call the mudslides in English.

    I think that you are on to something. Maybe that is why I thought of the title! In Spanish "deslizamiento de tierra" is one way to refer to a mudslide...but that means slipping of the earth/land...and derrumbe is another. But I think I heard the first more often, and said with emphasis! Interesting connection to Kiswahili, I will be asking more questions here about the term.

    The alternate route was a circuitous route that seemed to be going in another direction (and was) but somehow ended up through a series of links going towards the town. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Yikes! I'm relieved to hear that you are OK.


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