Monday, March 12, 2012

Rain, Rain, and more Rain!


This is not a natural stream or creek, but water rushing down the hillside, just at the edge of the farm.


It has been raining  4 days, with a few breaks between each front.















The walkways, in my flower garden, are covered with water and debris that has floated down the hill behind the farmhouse.


The lettuce, in the kitchen garden, appears to be floating. And, Mr. Scarecrow, saturated with water, is clinging to the fence.


Stock Pond 2011
The good news is, the stock pond will probably reach capacity before this week is over.


Bluebonnets 2011







And when the sun comes out, the wild flowers will burst into bloom.

Meggie Mac

19 comments:

  1. Goodness, that looks dramatic. I hope it lets up soon - it is good to see that Mr Scarecrow is still smiling though! I'm looking forward to seeing those spring flowers, I guess you are too.

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    1. Hi Elaine...We did need the rain. I'm hoping to take some photos this week of the wildflowers. They are spectacular in Texas!

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  2. Look at the wild purple flowers. They are amazing. This weekend the weather is so sunny but today It's raining too. I wish summer comes very fast. This winter is so hard in Turkey. Best days..

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    1. No rain today, but it is predicted again for Wednesday.

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  3. Lovely flowers, Meggie. Hold on tight, Mr Scarecrow! xxx

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    1. Mr Scarecrow has been through a lot. He may need a new outfit for the summer...

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  4. Wow! You must have been in the middle of that storm that went through. We got rain -- but not that much. Fingers on both hands are crossed for a good wildflower season (and hoping for a great one).

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    1. I'm going to walk the pasture in a few days to see what is going on with wildflowers. Maybe I'll have some photos in a week. More rain is predicted for Wednesday.

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  5. The wild flowers are beautiful.....I wish it would rain up here....every thing looks clean after a good rain ....unless like you it brings debris! beautiful post.....

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    1. So glad you liked the post. Debris is easy enough to pick up...as you said, everything will be clean.

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  6. That is a lot of rain, but at least there is a silver lining and your stock pond will be replenished.The wild flowers are amazing. I used to play in wild flower meadows as a child - now they are covered in houses, which is very sad. I can't wait to see your photos when the flowers are in bloom.

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    1. It's such a shame when buildings take over a meadow. I'll be checking out the pond this week...it should be full again. You can be sure I will take my camera. I'm hoping the wildflowers will be in bloom.

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  7. Gosh, let's hope it goes quickly, bet your heart was in your mouth but plants are tough old things and normally perk straight back up again. The wild flowers are gorgeous. Suzy x

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    1. I've had rains like this before. Being on a hill, it quickly moves away from you. The plants love it and will grow "like crazy" after this wonderful bath of rainwater.

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  8. Wow - does that happen regularly? In my part of the world that would warrant a flood warning! Hope that your flowers hold on in there.. Jx

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    1. Hi Jan....yes, it does happen a few times a year. It doesn't destroy anything and it is quickly gone. The plant life love the rainwater soaking.

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  9. Well, it certainly did rain! We could do with rain like that in the south of england, they have just announced a hosepipe ban. Thankfully, yorkshire, where we live is ok with plenty of water.Hope you get some lovely photos of the wild flowers that will be springing up X

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  10. Hi Anne...thanks for looking at my running water. Everything looks good today with more rain expected on Wednesday. The plants are loving it!

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  11. Wow - we are getting rain but not like you! Good luck...I hope it stops soon....

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