Friday, July 8, 2011

And The Rains Came Tumbling Down...

Do any of you know the primary song I am talking about? "The rains came down and the flood came up, and the house on the rock stood still"
Anyway, that what it feels like over here. We have been suffering from a drought and finally we started seeing some rains in late June and things starting perking up. The grass in the backyard used to crunch when you walked on it and now it is nice and green. No more hand watering and no more droopy plants, woohoo!!!! It is amazing how fast the plants and the grass are growing. I think they are making up for lost time.

But boy, oh boy, did the rains come. Our pond hasn't been this high in years! We are expecting more today. In fact I can hear thunder as I am typing.

Here is the pond level on June 25th, with a storm rolling in. Please ignore the dead cypress tree.

Here is the pond at normal level on July 4th. Please ignore my other dead cypress tree. But notice the water level to the trees in the back ground.

Here is the water level this morning. It has actually gone down. See the mud line? And notice the dead cypress trees are gone. They have been replaced by drowning Birds of Paradise.

1 comment:

  1. Looks Nice!! Im Loving the rain here and so are my plants.. the chickens.... not so much!