Tuesday, August 14, 2012


The sun was fighting to shine through all the clouds this morning. It finally won for just a short while before the storms moved in for the afternoon.
G-son was here early and didn't go back to sleep today. While I did chores this morning he was looking for one special toy among all these.
He was my little shadow all day as I did laundry and housework before lunch.
He wanted to me near me or wrapped up with something or under something all day, have no idea why.
I can't believe he is going to start school 2 weeks from today !!
I hope that isn't why he is getting clingy all of a sudden.
We had a terrible rain storm this evening. We got 2 1/2" of rain in less than 2 hours. Thankfully most of the loud thunder and lightening stayed to the east of us but we got a lot of rain and wind.
One of my Crepe Myrtles fell victim to the wind  with all its heavy blossoms, several limbs split off the trunk and fell into the driveway.

Hubbie surveys the damage to the drive way .
The creek  liked about 4 feet from getting out of its banks but the bottoms had plenty of water in them just from run-off.

The sod farming neighbor has been cutting sod from the field above ours (you can see his equipment next to the trees) and it washed red muddy water all across the bottoms and into our farm pond, filling it to the brim for the first time this summer.
Mud,mud,mud everywhere mud !!!   Hubbie and I are talking about buying some sod for our back yard to see if it will slow the water down a bit. We have never had a problem with water coming down through it like it has in these hard rains this summer.
Didn't get in the house until dark tonight after surveying the damage and prayerfully thanking God that the damage was minor.
#1 son came after g-son after a visit to his artery doctors for a check up today. He got a very good report and everything looks good thankfully.
Grateful tonight for God's blessings of the day and for being spared from the brunt of the storm.
Good Night and God Bless.


Gail said...

Oh, rain is such a blessing but too much of anything is not good. Glad you had no more damage than you did. That tree sure was beautiful.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Marilyn, NO RAIN here... How did we miss it? Knoxville got alot too....

Schools started here last week and Knox County started today.. SO--you all are really starting later than most...

I'm sick about the gorgeous Crepe Myrtle... What a shame... I'm sure it will come back though...

Stay DRY.