Early Sunday evening it started to rain. A little. Then a lot. Now it's Thursday, and it hasn't stopped yet. We've received 20 (yes, that says TWENTY) inches of rain in just over three days. And now, to add to that, today is windy as well. Know what happens when there is a little bit of wind after 20 inches of rain? Trees blow over easily, for one thing. I have three ginormus 80 year old oaks and a handful of other big trees in my yard. So I've been awake since 4am - watching. So far so good, I'm happy to say. But when I went outside this morning to look at things, I noticed something weird in the pond - several big, huge "bubbles" under the pond liner! After the bf got into the pond, we figured out it is...water. Under the pond. The water table is so close to ground level around here that water is now seeping UP out of the ground! Yikes! The wonders of Mother Nature!
|This is a little league ballpark, not too far from my house.|
|One of the main highways going in and out of town.|
|You might call this taking life's lemons and making lemonade. This street was closed to traffic, so hopefully these kids were safe.|
All of the above photos are from the local TV station (WECT). I haven't been out taking any pictures! So... the good news is - NO MORE DROUGHT!