For those of you who have been following my seasonable posts about our “Bridge to Somewhere,” I think you will find these shots from today to be interesting. Trust me, I did NOT stand on the bridge to take them! We received over 3 inches of rain in about 3 hours, and it really did a job on our yard and creek. I wanted to share with you what it looked like in our front yard. All I can say is...”It was one noisy, scary sight!”
The roar was unbelievable as the water rushed under the bridge...
When the water gets as high up the stone pilings as you see here,
I really begin getting nervous.
Close up as best I could capture...
The creek is up above the apple tree...
This is was way the tree looked Friday afternoon at 4:00.
This is our “beachhead.” When I looked out the kitchen window and saw where the water had risen to, I raced down and pulled the chairs back as the water was up to their feet.
This is the “Fire Pit” Gene built us for cooking hot dots, hamburgers, and marshmallows. The water has NEVER gotten up this high in 32 years...not even during the 1985 hurricane...but it surely did today!
Here is a better picture of the water coming into the fire pit, and it also shows the rushing waters as they make the curve on their way to the river. Thank heavens it is all over now, but I am afraid to go out and look in the morning for fear I am going to see much more of our yard eroded away and long gone downstream.
“No loss by flood and lightening, no destruction of cities and temples by the hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed.