Friday, April 2, 2010

Down Came The Rain

......and washed the campground away? Morning came with a nice warm, if a bit strong breeze. I did note that the weather forecast was saying a storm was headed my way, but I was motivated after mowing the side yard yesterday afternoon. Time to get some things done here. The ground was finally dry enough to finish getting all my flower beds cleaned out and ready to plant. So, I shove a baseball cap on, grab my handy dandy clippers along with my IKEA bag and head out. That IKEA bag was acquired on my last trip to Minnesota. It is way to big to load groceries in, but is fantastic as a weed bag. It holds a lot of weeds and has short and long handles. I love that bag..............

I am happily filling my bag with weeds, and raking and listening to sound of the mower as he who mows rode his favorite toy through the open fields giving the grounds a nicely manicured look. All is well in my world despite the dark clouds gathering in the horizon. We stopped for a quick lunch and when we go back out the temperature has dropped dramatically. The wind has picked up and I can smell rain in the air.


And did it ever rain! Rained so hard and fast that the gutters couldn't hold it.

Rained so much that the rain barrel couldn't hold it!


Rained so much that the parking area turned into a shallow lake!


And it just keeps coming!



Flooding the flower beds. The "white " spots are really big raindrops!


Fat toad seems quite content, a lot happier than me! I am sure that the pool is filling with water ..... again.





12 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Was supposed to rain here but now I think maybe only mist and fog.

Brian Miller said...

wow. you are getting pounded...put on a life preserver...

luksky said...

That's what we call a gulley washer!! I have a toad exactly like that in my front flower bed.

jojo said...

Yikes! we are in the middle of a huge wind storm..guess nobody wins huh? Have a Happy Easter and I hope you dry out soon..;p

Katy said...

This happened to us a couple of weekends ago. One minute the sun was shining and it was a cool 75 degrees, a second later the heavens opened up and the tempature droped 30 degrees. I just don't understand Mother Nature sometimes.

Nancy said...

Wow, that's some rain storm! It's been snowing here for days. We have had snow on the ground since before Christmas. Geeze

squawmama said...

Now that is a lot of rain... We are finally having great weather and I am hoping the tide is turning for us as far as weather goes!!! Have fun & try to dry out!
Donna

Mamma has spoken said...

New meaning for the term April Showers?

Missy said...

Wow-that is quite a storm. At least you got SOME mowing done.

Whitney Lee said...

Don't you hate when that happens when you're in the middle of some big project and really rolling along?

Feel free to send us some of that rain; we've got an insanely high pollen count right now.

Rae said...

And all that rain will make the grass grow even more and you will get to mow again. Wishing you some sun for Easter. Have a great day.

Karen said...

What a downpour! I could almost smell the rain, looking at your photos. I miss a nice summer rain...