And the Rains Came

28 Jun

It is said that the Hawaiians have no word for “rain”. For the past week, Baltimore had no word for “sunshine”. Is has absolutely bucketed every evening, complete with tornado warnings. We never have tornados here.

Yesterday, it began raining about 3:30, coming down in sheets. We live at the bottom of a hill, and nearly at the end of a stream which stretches back over five miles, so when it rains we really get socked.

The water came up very quickly, simply because the ground is so soaked there’s no place left for it to go.  Fortunately, once the rain stopped, the water receded almost as quickly as it rose.  These two shots are of a mimosa tree that stands just at the edge of our stream. (When it was planted, it was several feet from the edge, but that’s another story.)

As you can see, the water was lapping at my toes, but within a half an hour of the rain stopping, things were back to what passes for normal around here. I am going to post more shots, and (I hope) a video on my Picture Trail account, so you can see more of what we had going on.

http://www.picturetrail.com/lady_anne

But I’ll tell you – it was scary while it lasted.

 

 

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2 Responses to “And the Rains Came”

  1. Grandmommy June 29, 2015 at 2:03 am #

    I always thought you were in North Carolina!

    • thisendoftheswamp June 29, 2015 at 2:08 am #

      Nope. The Squire is from North Carolina, but I have lived my entire life in Baltimore County. We live near, but not in, a place called Kingsville.

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