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Monday, August 3, 2009

High Water Pictures

I've been wanting to post pictures of what it looks like around our house when it floods. I've been busy and hadn't had a chance to post them, so I will now.

Thursday night and Friday we had a lot of rain!

This is what it looked like out from our front porch on Friday morning. It reminds me of that song that says "How high's the water, Mama?"

As they say, this weather is for the ducks. . . and the geese. If you look closely, you can see them swimming in the background.

On the other side, it was just as bad. This is usually a field with a small stream on the right of it. It looks like we live beside of a lake! A muddy lake, that is.

By the time we went out on Friday, the water had already receded. Lots of times we are closed in on both sides. Rt. 21 going south and going north gets flooded over, and we're trapped in the middle.

The waters receded and the ducks and geese still enjoyed themselves. If you notice the fence in the background is a mess. They are down there now tearing it down so they can put up a new one.

Here is that same field in front of our house a few hours later, back to pretty much normal, except this time of year we are usually having a drought and the creek is just a trickle.

It's hot today, but I'm sure rain is more than likely on the way.


  1. Hey Janet!

    We sure are having some crazy weather here in West Virginia! We were lucky this go round of water that our field didn't fill up like it usually does. We did get flooded in on one side but we were able to get out on the other side of our house. We too get flooded in! The longest has been for 3 days. This past storm when I left out on Monday there were a lot of trees that had toppled over. One almost hit two of my daughters friends homes. It looked like a mini tornado hit through there as far as the trees were concerned.

    There is more rain in the forecast for tomorrow! and the rest of the week!


  2. Congratulations on the big Win! You live in such a beautiful place. I know the floods are rough, but wow, I love West Virginia. Blessings, Annie

  3. You really did have high water! We had a lot of rain but the water didn't get too high here. We drove through Rocky Fork Friday and it was really high....went back through Saturday and it was still high....guess it had no where to go with Kanawha River getting all the streams into it.
    Congrats on your are always lucky.

  4. Congrats on the win Janet! That flooding is something huh? We are so glad to see the rain we've been getting. Our pond is still down about 6 inches.

  5. Hi Janet!
    Glad the gifts got there quickly and that you liked them. Thanks for posting the picture to let me know they arrived safely.

    Wow! That IS a lot of water. Sister S didn't even tell me that WV got so much rain lately. I'll have to talk to her about it. xxoo

  6. We didn't have that much rain in Sissonville, or I slept through it. lol

  7. Boy, you have had a lot of rain!
    We have had more than usual down here too. It comes and goes. This time of year we are in a drought too. But not this year. God must be smiling on us!

  8. Congrats on the neat gift! And I hope the flooding is GONE!

  9. Wow! Janet, you've got water to spare! In parts of Southern California we're not supposed to even water our lawns more than twice a week! Our neighborhood lawns look like hay! You should think of writing a children's book about living through flood times. There are books for kids about going through earthquakes (I'm familiar with those!) Ever thought about it?


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