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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Difference A Day Makes


The total rainfall for our county was officially twelve inches in the last twenty four hours.
You read that correct, twelve inches !!

Passing the local community park this morning, it looked more like a lake, than a park, not a patch of grass or walking trail in sight.

Isn't it peculiar, that just a few hours earlier the creeks resembled raging rivers, and now as daylight turns to dusk, they've once again regained composure and receded within their banks.

15 comments:

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I thought of you this morning Jo when I heard this on the news. Boy you are having a year of it!!

George said...

I'm glad we didn't get that much rain. I'm also glad the damage wasn't any worse than it was. That is a great picture of the creek.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gosh Darn.... You could have shared some of that rain... We only got a total of 2 inches... Well---I'm glad the flooding wasn't too bad... Even Jamestown and Cookeville (not far from us) had TONS of rain... For some reason it has just been missing us all summer. I'm happy for 2 inches though...

Hugs,
Betsy

L. D. Burgus said...

That is an amazing amount of rain at one time. It doesn't sound possible. I know the six inch rain shut towns down around here, east of us, as it is just too much water. You have had your fair share this year.

Barbara Anne said...

Mercy! 12 inches of rain is astonishing! I'm glad the deluge has raced lower and away as water does, quenching the thirst of every little creature and growing plant as it hurried on its way.

What a difference a day makes so true in uncountable ways, isn't it?

Hugs!

DJan said...

Did you take that amazing picture? It's just wonderful, and I'm hoping things begin to return to normal! That's a whole lot of rain!

Denise said...

Hard to imagine that peaceful river being a raging torrent. Mother Nature certainly has thrown some water your way. Glad you're okay.
An English Girl Rambles

Betsy said...

We've had our share of rain this summer, too. I'm thankful that everything is lush and green. Some summers everything is brown and crisp! ha. 12 inches in one day is a LOT!

Debbie Smith said...

Oh rain! What I wouldn't give to just have even the 2 inches Betsy and George!!! Our annual rainfall is 4"!
Beautiful picture!

Anonymous said...

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Geraldine

Marilyn said...

Well, that would be our yearly rainfall total! Maybe a bit more, but not much. Hope you are dry. ♥♫

matron said...

It is an incredible amount of rain fall,just glad you were not flooded out.We have had a good summer here this year but this time last year,we were flooded out for weeks.

Star said...

Well, you planted willow trees, didn't you and they need a lot of water, right? You got it!
Too much naturally. Nature's like that!
Blessings, Star

Admiral Hestorb said...

I live in East Tennessee and we are a bit on the dry side again this year in my area.

corfubob said...

I have waited impatiently to say hello after noticing you at Willows just now. Take no notice of my preposterous comment there - The richness of Willow's poem, and now the incredible visual richness of every one of your posts down to here has left me reeling. Of course I miss the lush Devon landscape of my youth, and so am rather susceptible to your images and words. I am going to take a break, but will be back. (Take no notice of Dr-Awsom either, but his head is in the right place)