Saturday, August 14, 2010

Enough Water to run the Creek

It's been raining quite a bit recently, with some high winds as well. The locals tell us that this is the first above normal rainfall in at least five years. The dam is full, and lots of the fields are boggy, or partly flooded.

This is one of the runoffs from a field into the local creek.

A bit further down, with the Rock in the background. Lots of trees have their roots or even their trunks based in the creek, at the cost of occasionally being flooded, for any remnant water the rest of the year. Certainly this is good news now, but it'll be interesting to see what lasts into the summer.

The creek is normally dry most of the year, but right now it's running high, probably not capacity. Toby checks out the scene. (Yes, he's thinking about it, and the next day he did jump the creek.)

Ratty's not home. No water rats around here, and that'll normally be a rabbit hole, but obviously not now!

Looks like we've got a temporary paddy field.


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