Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Watching the Flash Flood Happen

I was only able to get one decent photo of the deluge last week and I thought you might be interested in seeing how exactly, I managed to have a flash flood event localized to my very own yard. Well.....

...here it is! The lot behind me where a new house is going up has an increasingly tall mound of dirt. The plastic barrier meant to keep an 8 foot tall pile from blowing around via a 3 foot tall bit of plastic had, unfortunately, gotten it's lower edge buried by the ever growing pile. Which means over a foot of water built up like a little dam in 25 minutes and then, whoosh, it all came down the incline where I was standing.
Yours truly, after taking this picture, decided to be really intelligent and go see for herself how high that water was going to get. LOL...oh, yes, I was trudging across the mud when it came rolling down.
No worries. I'm fine, of course and my garden is clearly recovered since I posted the pics just yesterday. It was a moment of pure rush though. And I've reaffirmed my undying love of rubber boots :)


ATW said...

Close one.... (Wiping my forehead) Im relieved to know that your garden recovered from the flash flood. I don't know if everything you are growing is in a raised bed. But I know from experience that without the raised beds my guys would have been swept away.

fullfreezer said...

Probably scary but fun at the same time- kind of like rollercoasters. And yeah, I love rubber boots, too.

Ruralrose said...

It is amazing the things we can experience in a second. Then of course it reminds us of the marvels of nature in every second. Excellent post, your writing is such that I felt wet when finished! Peace for all

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh my!! Such excitement- glad you're ok.
And rubber boots rock!!