Saturday, June 6, 2009

Show and Tell - Spring

The other week, we had some torrential downpours, thanks to an extremely early tropical system that made its way from the Gulf of Mexico up into the Midwest. There were some reports of 8-10" of rain in an hour. Flash flooding was prevalent, and two towns north had serious storm damage - basements were washing away. Fortunately, we live on top of a hill, so all the water runs away. While checking to see if it was still raining, I discovered where some of the rain was going. (Click on picture to enlarge)



This is the cemetary behind our house - normally, there is not a river running through it. Fortunately there is a village pumping station at the end of the cemetary, so the temporary river had somewhere to go.

You can also see my husband's latest landscaping marvel - a new berm with lots of ornamental grasses. By the end of summer the grasses will be 5-10' tall, with beautiful showy plumes. He does wonderful work!

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14 comments:

  1. that's quite a river in the making! and your husband's handy work looks awesome!

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  2. Oh, make sure to show us another pic at the end of the summer.

    Kinda creepy thinking of a flooded cemetary.

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  3. That is pretty, a little creepy.

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  4. Creepy... just a bit... but the green is incredible!

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  5. Glad there is a pumping station close by. That poor cemetary!

    And I did notice your husband's handiwork. Caught my eye right away. Can't wait to see the photos when the grass is full grown.

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  6. Wow...that's a lot of rain. Does your husband want to come landscape my yard for me?

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  7. Good thing you're on higher ground.

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  8. I thought it was a road at first! That is a crazy amount of water.

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  9. I love this picture - so green and peaceful looking, very serene.

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  10. Glad you said to click on the pic...I was like, "Wow, she has a brook behind her house too..."

    Glad you captured this for the books!

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  11. There have been two "flood of the century" storms here since we bought our house 3 years ago. Many homes were severely damaged in each storm, including several homes that we considered buying. We are so glad that we picked the house that is slightly uphill (and not on a riverbank)!

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  12. I need to borrow your husband.

    That's cool, right?!

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  13. okay darlin', it's time to update your blog!! Even ~I~ have been updating more than you have!!!

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