Sunday, May 5, 2013

Rain, Rain Go Away....

Normally this is a barely visible stream coming down our neighbor's property.

It has been raining for two days going on three.  All of the creeks and rivers in the mountains are overflowing and running fast.  So many roads are closed and we still have another day of rain to get thru. Our home is built above the road with good drainage.  Even so our yard gets a bit soggy with this much rain.

We had planned on staying home, hunkering down with a good book or movie but ran out of food in the house.  Veggies and no hummus, eggs and no potatoes... so off we go and I took my camera with me.  All our roads mostly follow the rivers and creeks where it is flat but also prone to floods. Come along for the drive and I will show you.

Bridge to someone's driveway

Many homes have creeks flowing in front so have a bridge of sorts to get over to reach the house.  Not going to happen today.

Another flooded driveway

Lake Tomahawk is a scenic cerulean blue lake surrounded by mountains with a lovely walking path around it.  Today the muddy colored lake met the paved path in some places and overflowed over to the shaded picnic areas.  I have never seen it this high.

Lake Tomahawk walkways

Almost  to the picnic area.

Condo complex next to a creek.

 Many newer developments have babbling creeks flowing by or thru them  - not a good thing today as you can see.  Other areas had mini waterfalls tumbling noisily down the rocks on the side of the mountains. Normally, unless it rains, there is nothing there to see.


Now that I am home I will change into some warm comfy clothes and put a rented movieon to savor the cozy night  with the family and our sweet cats.  Hope the weather is much better where you are.


Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow, soggy indeed! I'm glad you're not seriously affected by the flooding.

Our weather has been absolutely perfect for a week now, and will continue to be so into the early part of this week. Low to mid 20s Celsius and low humidity. Couldn't ask for better.

Except...and I can't believe I'm typing this after the winter we've little garden is so dry already, I've been thinking I'll have to start watering it. So we could use a wee bit of your rain! Not a deluge, just a gentle, soaking rain, preferably overnight. :-)

Odie Langley said...

Great pictures. We had a long run of sunny days but the last 4 or 5 have been cloudy and misty with cool temps. No real rain. Hope you get some relief soon. Wish I wasn't 5 hours away from your beautiful country.
Odie in Halifax

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

Those are great pictures. They sure show why you are ready for the rain to go away, that is a lot of water. Hoping you see sunshine and beautiful weather very soon.

Jo said...

Wow Cheri, those are raging torrents. Glad you got out safely and stocked up on supplies. I'm sure the cats were warm and dry and waiting for you when you got home. Stay safe, my friend. Greetings from a drying-and-entering winter- Tanzania. (Jo)

Old Kitty said...

That is a lot of water!!! Glad you got to go out and get some food! I so hope the weather calms down now! Take care

Loretta said...

This is going to be a problem for those in the low-line area. Keep Safe! Purrs,

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wow. All that water. Finally warmer here.

Appalachian Lady said...

It's raining here again today. There are waterfalls everywhere but I am not as brave as you are to get out in the cold rain. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Starr said...

Yikes those are some scary streams, we finally got some rain down here but nothing like that


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