Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday Bridges ~ 4-17-11

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.
~Helen Keller

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  1. You really captured the anger and rage of the water. We got the same rain fall here on Saturday. Let's hope your bridge survives.

  2. That looks very scary! Nature is so violent in many places now, all over the world. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, vulcanos, what's next?

  3. My husband could sit in your chair and just drool at the rushing water. he is a water engineer and is fascinated with anything water.

  4. Somehow, the work 'creek' sounds so bucolic, to me. But not yours!

  5. The water looks very rough and the weather downright wet!

  6. Oh my, I see what you mean. that's a lot of water in a short amount of time. it was the same here only the city has no place to put all that water so they release it, sewage and all, into Lake Michigan. it's not a good thing. I hope things are calmer today. we still have very high winds here though. I really like the Helen Keller quote too. have a great day Genie!

  7. Hope you all are okay. That was a wild a storm.

  8. looks like you had quite a bit of flooding. We had flooding like that last year but not this far.

  9. I was just reading in the the paper about these violent storms... hope the water doesn't rise up any more than it has.

  10. Great capture of the powerful water!

  11. These storms and tornadoes were very, very fierce! You captured the flood very well, Genie. We have that happen around here sometimes. One of our rivers gets very high and dangerous. I'm so glad you are safe!


  12. Yikes! Some ferocious water there!

  13. Wow! These are really good shots describing the fierceness of your creek. Water is necessary for life, but it also is a force to be reckoned with.

  14. wow, those are some scary pics genie!! we got a lot here too, early saturday but by afternoon it had cleared up to a beautiful day! yesterday we went to fenwick mines in craig county and the water was high!