Sunday, December 19, 2010
Raining, Raining All Around
It has now rained since Wednesday. I have never seen it
rain here like it has this weekend. You expect it if I was say in
Seattle Washington. Our dirt in our pasture is river bottom and
really sandy. To have standing water sort of tells you how much rain
we have. I was reading about a place that already had 11 inches as of
yesterday afternoon. It has broke the records set of this area in 1921.
It is supposed to keep raining like this until Friday. They started handing
out sand bags. My daughter said today that she drove by a park and it
looked like a lake and it was full of cattle egrets. She said it looked so pretty.
I am going to see if I can get down there tomorrow to take a picture.
We were having lunch together today when all of a sudden a car on the road
out in front of the house spun out and I thought he was going to roll and hit our
fence but managed to get out of the spin.
This is some more of the pasture and it is where our
garden is in the spring. My daughter said at work today
one thing she noticed was how afraid people were, and
she wanted to know why were they so afraid.
I told it because it is not what we are used to and we
can't control it and this is just what I think we don't really
have weather here very often. We aren't prepared for it
either. So because living under the illusion we can control things
around us, when we can't it makes us feel afraid.
Our swimming pool is to the very top. I don't know if it
will go over the sides but it looks so funny to be that filled
up to the top. I think what bothers me the most is what
will it turn into as it moves across the nation. So often
when we have a terrible storm here, it changes into a monster
as it goes across the U.S.
Tonight the storm begins to get colder and the snow levels will
begin to drop. We haven't had snow in 15 years so maybe this
is the year.
I hope your weekend has been a restful one, I have started the
Christmas count down in my head. With each day having a list
of it's own to be accomplished. I am so glad that Christmas Day
is on a Saturday.
Blessings from me to you,