Saturday, July 20, 2013

3.6 Inches of Rain in 30 minutes does some damage!

 Last evening, a severe thunderstorm dumped almost 3.6 inches of rain in about 30 minutes.  About an hour later, I saw there was a creek going down the driveway.
 In the valley across from our driveway, the creek was all over the pasture. 
This creek usually dries up in July but not this year.  It has been running all summer.

Our dog Kookie does not like rain but loves to walk in the puddles afterwards.

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While our driveway was a mess, the woods just soaked up all the rain easily.   I heard wood thrushes just like usual.  So, I posted this video of one wood thrush I had recorded last week.  


8 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks like you are getting about as much rain as we are.It does make everything grow well. The Thrush sounds beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful! Bet it smells good! It is 100' here. Praying all my new fruit trees make it. Send some rain my way. ;)

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  3. Ruth--yes everyone on the east is getting too much rain while the west seems to be scorched. I do love listening to the thrushes.


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  4. Little Messy Missy--at least the rain keeps us from getting too hot. I wish I could send our rain to you!

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  5. Same afternoon t-storms here as well. Already the most July rainfall and the month is not over.

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  6. Lovely! I wish we had more rain in California this year. I miss it.

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  7. Your part of the country is stunning, so I hate to hear that the weather might get in the way of the beauty.

    I tend to organize my road trips around college campuses, so I've walked around VaTech a couple of times, and I love the look of it too. Do you happen to know Bob Hicok, poet in the English Department? I don't know him, but I find some of his poetry to be a knockout.

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  8. Hope you didn't lose anything important in the flash flooding. Good that the creek is still running and not dry this year...goood for the critters.

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