Monday, August 10, 2009

Enough already!

To say we've had too much rain is and understatement! This is what my street looked like yesterday afternoon. They say we had over an inch in a very short time.
I've lived in this house for over 25 years and have never seen anything like this. They put in new storm sewers on the hilly street my street runs off of last year. The water was coming out of them! We are thinking someone goofed.
My back yard! I took this picture from my second story deck. The shed is mine, the garage is the neighbors. There is a red wagon in front of the shed filled with plants. All you can see is the plants.
My new shade garden is under this tree.
The day lily border along the property line was like a waterfall.
The side of my house where more water was coming from.
video
It was not raining when I took this video. The noise is all from the running water.

9 comments:

PA_Shutterbug said...

All I can say is "WOW"! That is a lot of water!

Darla said...

Oh NO!!! I do pray some of your plants survive!! This makes me sick for you!!!! I'd say someone "GOOFED!"

Dawn said...

Oh NO!!!!
We were in Lakewood yesterday afternoon when the storm hit! I have never seen water like that! The water was coming out the storm drains like giant geysers!
Hope your beautiful plants are salvaged.

Utah Grammie said...

I'm sorry you're getting so much :-( We need some here - wanna send me some? Oh BTW, LOVE the ladybug photo in your header :-)

Utah Grammie said...

Oh, just watched (and HEARD) your video - be safe!

Jillian said...

Oh my goodness - I've been out of touch lately -- been with my new little grandson and his "big" brother. ;o) I hope you all stay safe. That is waaaay to much rain.

Jillian said...

Jean - The above comment was from me... sorry - my daughter was logged into her google account. - Suzanne from Just Another Hang Up!

Anne Fannie said...

Oh Jean, I am so sorry, so much water and so much destruction to your beautiful garden! Wish you could send some rain this way!
~Ann

Stacey Steimle said...

OMG! we don't see rain like that here in Southern California. glad you survived.