a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday Storm Brought Rain...


The rains came
and came
The storm slacked and I was out rubber booting in my holey boots.  Had to see the effects of all that rain in such a short while.
This is normally grass and a dry creek
no longer dry.
Our road about the time my umbrella turned inside out and the lightening began again in earnest.  I decided maybe rubber booting during the storm was not so wise.  It was invigorating. I shall see the damage tomorrow in daylight, repair water gates and check for fence damage.
The second storm coming in persuaded me to go inside.  I felt like a sitting duck in the middle of the storm but how refreshing to witness Nature's power first hand.

The diamonds in the raindrops were a sight that always makes me smile.  Dad used to have us watch for diamonds.  This evening I saw them and smiled thinking of him.

We are safe.  More rain falls as I write.  Can't wait til morning.  I will walking this flooded valley with holey boots and camera in hand.

Hope you stayed safe from the storms.

25 comments:

Deb said...

That is a lot of rain...hope you don't find too much damage

Lynne said...

That is a bunch of rain! How about sharing what size boot you wear and I'll find you some new boots!

Buttons said...

Yeah you got rain maybe too much to soon but you got rain yeah. I love the diamonds they are beautiful.
Holey boots out checking for damage I can relate wish you lived closer I could lend you my Pink Cadillacs:) Be careful Hug B

SaucyKod said...

I love the bit about the "watching for diamonds" - that is just nice. I am amazed how quickly the rain flooded your creek n road - is this a come n go thing, where you gets lots of rain, but then when you need it, its not there - kinda like a wet and dry season? BUY NEW BOOTS GAIL :)

Sandra said...

OMG Gail, i saw all the storms on TV last night and was afraid for you. i do hope you are safe and sound this morning. that is a lot of water. hope all this flooding makes your grass grow faster for your cows...

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!! that is a lot of rain Gail....love the diamonds, looks so pretty....Stay safe and dry my friend, Blessings Francine.

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos . It is like that here has been raining and storming since yesterday ! The rivers are flooding and flowing fast . Rain is blowing and falling now as I write to you ! Stay safe and have a good day !

the canned quilter said...

I am sitting here this morning listening to road closings on the local radio due to flooding! Stay dry my friend and safe....

Irene said...

You would have been safe with rubber boots on, but not with an umbrella in your hand like a lightning rod.

Linda Wildenstein said...

I saw the diamonds in snowflakes yesterday. The sun was shining like crazy and there were these amazing huge snowflakes gracing the air. Mother Nature sure does know how to show off. Oma Linda
psssssst. I thought you were gonna duct tape those boots of yourn.

Farm Girl said...

I saw the weather and I wondered if you were getting a huge storm. I guess you are. Keep safe.

Sandy said...

Gail,

I'm hoping you don't get too much more rain. I tell you with that storm we had so much rain, it came down fast and were still recovering from it. Be careful :-)

Love the pictures of the diamonds in the sky.

Mary Ann said...

We had some rain here, too, but wow, not like YOURS!

carolina nana said...

Whoa !! That's a lot of water !!
Your storms are supposed to arrive on our doorstep after supper tonight. Not looking forward to them as the temperatures are so unseaonably hot it will cause some bad fireworks I'm afraid.
Stay safe
Blessings
Marilyn

TexWisGirl said...

thank goodness for the rain! i thought of you when i heard severe weather reports for arkansas and miss.

Pat said...

That's all I know is that I can't wait to see all the flowers these damn showers are going to bring! I'm sure the farmers are happy and we need the rain, but still, 5 days in a row is a bit much, yes?

And don't go gallavanting off in a thunderstorm holding a metal umbrella. That's just asking for trouble right there! ;)

Dreaming said...

I am thinking your storm came from our direction... but we had snow! Luckily it wasn't quite as bad as they predicted. What you endured looks far, far worse!

Far Side of Fifty said...

At least it is moisture but so much just runs off when it comes so fast. At least it isn't snow:)

Michaele said...

Wow! Looks like it came hard and fast. We got it all here. Rain, sleet, snow. My pregnant goats were in the barn with the door iced shut so I couldn't get to them. Panic!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that's a lot of rain! I know the midwest gets downfalls like nobody's business. Hope you are safe and there's no damage.

Susan Kane said...

What wonderful photos! Love the 'diamonds' especially.

Get new boots!!

Sue said...

Boy, you guys are feast and famine on that rain, aren't you?

Stay dry! (Not easy in your boots with holes...)

;)

Chickadee said...

I think most of the midwest got hit with rain yesterday/last night. Our rain was pretty bad, but the wind was worse. Gusts up to 100mph and 2 tornadoes touched down not far from where I live.

Hope you didn't get washed away in all that rain!

LindaG said...

Wow. You got a lot more rain than we did. Hope everything is okay when you go 'walkabout' tomorrow.
I have never seen diamonds in the rain. A good omen for sure!
*hugs* ♥

DesertHen said...

Wow! What a storm! Beautiful diamond photo!

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