01 March 2011

And then it rained

First is snowed, and snowed, and snowed for months.
It warmed a bit and all that snow started to melt and run off to the rivers.

And then it rained...

We had a horrendous storm come through and the rivers flooded the banks and into the streets.

The brown of the water and trees is just how it looked that morning.  It was also really windy as the cold weather started working its way back in.  You can see the ripples in the river/street.

This is a little more difficult to see the water in the grassy area.  There is usually a large area between the river and road.  Not so much here!  We're expecting more rain in a couple days.  

My thoughts are with those folks north of here who are still underwater, as the dam in that area could not hold.  
We're cautiously optimistic that things down here will hold, but if you're sending a prayer up anyway, please keep these folks in mind!



Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Different take on Watery Wednesday. Great post.

chubskulit said...

Love the soft pink hue on the first shot.

Watery Wednesday

texwisgirl said...

Ooh. Not the kind of watery wed post you really want to do. Be safe!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I know what this is like and how you felt....we had one ferocious rainburst this past summer and I was watching the water rise and rise...nearly up to our home's foundation!!

My watery link: LAKESIDE FOG

Sheri said...


Regina said...

Such beautiful scenes and outdoor!
Great captures!

We are having a summer rain around here.
Have a great day.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Marie Elizabeth,

You picture is stunning, but I am so sorry to hear about the flooding that is happening in your area. We are watching it on the news this morning. The dam broke? Man.

I am glad that you are safe. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello.

Take care,

Kim, USA said...

I saw the flood in the news this morning. My heart goes out to them. Be safe! Thanks for the visit!
Watery Wednesday

Carolyn said...

great photos...i will always be praying for those people who are affected with the flooding

justine said...

wow that is a lot of rain, great captures but I hope it all receeds for you soon.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love the middle shot. I normally love the rain until it is just a little too much. Sounds like you've had too much.

KCT said...

really nice photos:)

Janis said...

I dont know whats worst...snow or rain...the melting of the snow creates flooding and the rain just adds to it. Prayers for the folks in your area for dry ground!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is not the kind of rain we are used to! (Originally from wesstern Oregon, where a usual winter is a slow steady drizzle for days at a time.)

Inger-M said...

Yeah, this looks familiar! Feels like we ought to have a Noah's Ark ready, just in case :-)