bricks, rain

A more or less drenching day. Big rivulets of water draining across the front drive and into the field. My neighbor built a shed for his new goats just in time. Despite the new “French drains” there is a small lake in the backyard. My dog is bored with this rain. However, the sun is just now peeking out, and we seem to have a break in the weather. Better run out and down the road to pick up mail, before the next shower…uh oh — getting dark again…

Walked to the mailbox and back. Everything is so fresh, green and alive! What a great place to live. The calla lilies are getting ready to bloom. I can’t wait to see what happens with the wildflower seeds I’ve sown.

It’s a good thing to walk around, and note changes. I noticed that, while the French drains seem to be successfully flushing water off the hill, the water is also moving with enough force now to create a small waterfall over the concrete bricks of the nearby embankment, and to carve meandering trenches in the soil. Hmm.

And now….here comes the rain again…

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