Sunday, January 24, 2010

Walking in the Rain

We needed life jackets today when we walked. As I wrote earlier, our First Alert Weather Radio woke us up around 3:30 a.m. screaming about a severe thunder storm that was approaching.
I stepped out to the deck and I could hear the high level winds roaring like an angry sea. The oak and pine swayed and creaked like ancient knees.
I got the lantern and the flashlights out as well as the big storm candles, but the lights never flickered. That's amazing to me. We had wind gusts at almost hurricane force (over 60 mph) and the lights never flickered but last summer with not one cloud in the sky over Alabama (not exaggerating here) and the power goes off for hours.
It's a mystery. 
After coffee we decided to take a walk when the rain slacked off a little. Our garden spot looked like a swimming pool - completely submerged. Thankfully we had not planted any early beans or other goodies.
When we walked toward the barn, you could her the creek that normally flows gently, roaring like a river. I know the fish ponds at the back of our property will be overflowing. All the little bass that made there home here in Walker County will wind up in Mobile Bay.
It was a good walk. The dogs splashed through every puddle on the property. The huge black lab plopped down in one puddle and rolled. It was his kind of weather.
It's back to work tomorrow. Y'all have a great week.

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