Upstate NY is drowning! At least, my county is. It’s been raining all week, so the ground was saturated, and then this afternoon it really started raining! Must be the kind of downpour they get in Texas all the time. I can’t even check how fast it was coming down, because everyone in town is doing the same thing and the weather sites won’t load. What’s causing landslides and washing out roads is “just” runoff, but runoff like I’ve never seen. Yet even with our high water table we are doing all right, because years ago my DH built a pond several hundred feet uphill and directly behind our house. This pond has been a great disappointment to us because it has a slow leak and has never held water longterm:
But in a situation like this it acts like a reservoir and redirects the runoff to the edge of the property:
I’m feeling very blessed right now.
Please note: None of the photos in this post are recent. They are for illustrative purposes only. It was dark when all the excitement was going on; I couldn’t have photographed it if I wanted to. And there’s no snow on the ground at the moment. I’ve mentioned it before, so I’m not sure if I need to mention it again: hover your cursor over each photo for the date and other info. I’m sure there’s a way to make captions for the photos, but I haven’t figured it out yet.–KP