iPhone Flood – Skywatch
On Wednesday I went for a walk (for exercise and wellness) with some of my relatives – they walk a lot, and sometimes I join them. It had rained really hard all night. REALLY hard. I mean, a LOT of rain came down. Ad being in a mountain/valley area, the water patterns make for interesting living. You’d think that after the rain the water would be mostly gone. But that’s just when the water starts appearing with a vengeance. All the run-off fills every conceivable dip in the ground – the path of least resistance. I took some iPhone shots again to share. This is becoming a habit, maybe. As long as the pictures turn out okay, I’m fine with it. Don’t ask me to zoom in or anything though. It’s less functional than the original PHD camera (Push Here Dummy).
Here’s a picture of the corn field. Obviously the corn is long gone – but here it looks more like a rice paddy might look.
Here’s another one -
That flow of water at the top of the picture is normally there – but it’s not looking so normal in this shot. "Normally" you can’t see water from this perspective. The stream is WAY high. With much more rain it will be covering one of the bridges to get onto our road.
This is the road to my parent’s-in-law’s house. The stream flowed over the lane for a long time – but a year ago they put a culvert in. But this rain is stretching the culvert’s capacity just a bit. Here they were finding their way over the stream without getting wet. Sorry it’s so blurry . . . the iPhone is only as good as its operator.
When I was leaving from the walk I saw these images that I thought you’d enjoy:
This barn was originally on my parent’s-in-law property – before they moved or built. That means it’s more than 40 years old – and Prince Farming says it looked old then too – so maybe it’s close to 100 years old. How can you tell? Anyway – it looked quaint with the misty fog. Just down from the barn is the entrance to their place – this is with me exiting their farm:
Obviously they’ve been farming for way longer than we have. Their fences are all solid. And, well – THERE. They HAVE fences. The exterior fences around our place are still waiting to be put up – and they probably will not look like this at all. Hmmmm.
Coming to our farm, here’s what our vegetable patch looked like:
Yep – the space to the left of the barbed wire fence across to where the grass begins is where Prince Farming planted tomatoes and potatoes. (The summer before last) It’s a bit overgrown and neglected – and maybe that’s a good thing, considering what happens when the rain comes down!
And here’s the same field you saw in my haying pictures:
This picture is looking up towards the pond -it’s right near the top left of this shot. Looing down from my kitchen window right now there are multiple pond-looking spots. All equally muddy. The rain just keeps coming. And tonight is supposed to be Prince Farming’s office Christmas party. And I’m supposed to wear something other than cover-alls and a hat. Ugh. Can’t we just stay near a fire with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate? I guess today this farm chik isn’t all the reluctant, huh?
You can find more views of sky and places from around the world here at Skywatch Friday.