~A Flood Tour of Town~
I had no sooner finished yesterday's post when John arrived home looking shaken. He had checked on his tenants and found that they had had way too much excitement. Though the Ponderosa is not "on the river" it is on the flood plain and, in all the rain, the driveway had filled with water. The young wife had driven her car into the water hoping to get out to the street. Unfortunately, the car swamped and she had to rescue herself and her two-year old daughter. The mere thought of what could have happened if she had fallen while walking in all that water is unnerving. Believe me, we are thanking God for His mercy and protection.
There's another week of showers coming. We saw brief sunshine first thing this morning, but it has clouded in and started to sprinkle again. Even still, if the torrential rains stop, the water can go down some.
~Rescued Posies Make a Scraggly Bouquet~
My neighbor pulled his car over and yelled, "Surely, Vee, you are not watering your garden!" ☺ It was true that I was out there with a bucket of water gathering up those posies that had fallen to the ground. They do add a bit of cheer to the house.
~My Pink-tinged Buttercream Peony~
So that's nearly my story for today. Leaving you with a little video of the rushing river in the center of town. We live in a former mill town and this little river was its power source.
There are flood boards that can be placed hence the walkway out over the water. There is a filter that prevents big branches and debris from entering the intake area for the water wheel in the mill. Now I have definitely told you more than I know. ☺ (A very nice young lady attempts to engage me in conversation. I grunt at her. Don't interrupt me when I'm getting a great shot! =D I did have a nice chat once I turned the camera off.)
Have a lovely day. And oh how I wish that I could help you sun-scorched folks out by sending along some rain.