Friday, March 2, 2007

Day #61 - 5 Feet High and Risin'

The aftermath of last night's rain storm had Carroll Creek
looking like the Monocacy River that it feeds...

Road to farm completely submerged by the same creek...
you can see how far underwater the posts are.

Normally, Israel Creek runs placidly along the trees in the background. Now it's covering the bottomland of a nearby farm. This particular creek is about 1/4 mile from our backyard and it's extremely disconcerting to watch it overflow its banks when we have heavy rains. Luckily, we're uphill!

10 comments:

Trish said...

Those are some good pictures!

Glad you guys are uphill!

Southern Girl said...

Yikes, that's a lot of water! I love that first picture especially because of the moon in it. Neat.

marianne said...

Thanks y'all! :) I wasn't sure they'd turn out because it was getting dark.

Lew said...

Another title for the first photo "Rising moon over rising water" You have taken some super photos!

debi said...

Sorry about all the flooding rain, but those are some truly gorgeous photos!

Desert Songbird said...

I remember back in January 1993, we had 13 straight days of rain (highly unusual here in the desert). Normally dry washes were overflowing, and I lived just a block from one. As I watched the water creep towards my front doorstep, I got extremely nervous. I hope I never have to live with that anxiety again.

I love that first photo especially; the colors of the sky are stunning. Great job!

Cindy said...

I agree they are exceptional photos. You have a talent. Thank God you ARE on a hill. You may have had a pond in your basement.

~**Dawn**~ said...

your photos came out beautiful, Marianne! very nice composition & great lighting!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great shots! I hope nothing bad happened with all of that extra water, that middle picture looks pretty bad.

Gawdess said...

they are beautiful shots, really, really well done.
amazing, the idea of flooding...I guess some places really are getting april showers!