No, that's not snow, but rain drops on my lens. That water in the background is the green area behind our house that I wrote about once before, where the creek is normally invisible unless you know where it is. We're in a hundred year flood area, but aren't really worried as we're on enough of an incline to not be in danger.
During a brief lull in the rain, these hummingbirds took to the top of the cherry tree right off the deck.
This is actually a horse pasture with probably a foot of water that was gone by evening.
I had to drive to town, and the steam was coming off the ground between the tree lines, plus the clouds were really low.
I almost had to pull over during this downpour, but it didn't stop me from taking a photo!
This is the ridge a couple of blocks to the east of us, again with the steam and/or clouds.
This is the little park we go to in Ringgold, with about a half a foot of water.
And this is standing in the same spot as above, but looking toward the street just a few feet away from the park, several feet under water because of a very deep, fast moving creek.
I just thought this looked cool with the reflection of the trees in the water, and the vines on that one tree. (really, enlarge this one so you can see what I saw)
Oops! They must have thought this was only a puddle. The rule when you come onto standing water like this is "turn around, don't drown". Apparently they forgot.
And at the end of a rainy day, one of our beautiful sunsets.
This is my daughter's back yard in a low spot. School was cancelled again Tuesday, and I was babysitting so she could run the errands she had planned to do while they were in school.
I thought I was being such a cool grandmother to let the boys play in the water, lecturing them, of course, on the dangers of doing this under other circumstances and to never never do this unless with an adult. But boy, did I get in trouble! They forgot to tell me that mom had already told them not to do this, especially in this spot, because it's where the dogs poop! So I had to shower and scrub them afterwards.
And this is Garrett and Conner seeing who can hang the longest. Garrett's biggest regret of the day was that the swing wasn't closer to the water so they could swing over and into it.
Well, that's it for our little neck of the woods for this week. Ya'll come back!