Monday, May 2, 2016

Waiting For The Flood

They keep telling us it's going to flood around here, so I'm waiting. I drove around and took some pictures to see how close we are to the flood coming. The river is rising, but it doesn't seem to be there yet. We'll see if it really happens.

What you see above is an area in one of the fields that never seemed to dry up after the flood a couple of years ago. It's a little bigger after all this rain we keep getting and getting and getting. When it finally does warm up a bit I expect all sorts of water birds. I can't get pictures of them though because this is right on the highway.

Just past those trees in the background is the river. It's not the biggest river right through here, but it's not exactly small either. As I found out before, when it floods it can wipe out the whole area. I'm glad I live on pretty high ground and I have a back way out, otherwise I'd be trapped.

There is so much rain that the ground just can't absorb any more. There are huge puddles of water in every field between the highway and the river. I have to say that I'm not very worried that it will flood. The conditions are different than last time. But there is a very real possibility. We'll find out in a few days.

I kept saying before how I'm going to go out to the nature parks a lot more again this year, unlike the past couple of years. My problem so far is that it's been raining non-stop for the past few weeks. Spring got here very late, but when it got here all we get is rain.

Maybe I should go out anyway. I used to go out in all sorts of weather. I didn't care about the rain. Here it seems like one trip to a nature park is more of a big deal than it was where I used to live. Maybe I need to get over that way of thinking.

I'll have to think about all of this between now and my next post. Either I'm going to have some new pictures of nature trails for you, and maybe some cool stuff in with them, or I'll be showing you pictures of the flood. Floods are interesting. We'll see what happens. I'll talk to you later.


  1. I wish we could have some of your rain.

    This is our rainy season...not a drop in a month :(

  2. Stay safe. Floods are never good.

  3. We live in southern California and we could use some of that rain you guys have too much of!

  4. The river was too high for me to fish this morning. Lots of fields flooded.I worked on a flower bed and it was a swamp all around.

  5. Well I hope the rains stop and things dry out for you.

  6. Just be careful. Rising water can happen very quickly and I don't want you to get into some trouble along the way.

  7. So much rain here at the jersey shore, I will need an ark soon!! Hopefully we will both see sunshine soon!!

  8. Be safe out there! Floods might be interesting, but I have a feeling it is a fine line between interesting and dangerous. We lived for years in rainy Oregon and I never did learn to like going out in wet weather.

  9. We also have so much rain this past month, and finally we have two days of sunshine.

    I hope it won't flood and that you can go out more in nature!

  10. You have a new face, but I still old Ratty that always went out to find us swear, squirrels, rattlesnakes etc.
    Be it rain or shine, snow or dry.

  11. Did it flood? I hope you're well Ratty!

    1. No, we got lucky and have avoided a flood so far.