Yesterday, we spent the afternoon and into the evening under t-storm and tornado warnings. It rained, it hailed, the winds swirled from all different directions. The morning after a weather event like this, I like to take my Nikon out to capture the damage...and I do mean damage. The photos below will show the aftermath of about 3 1/2 " of torrential rain and flooding waters.
Our world is 'downstream' and many things found their way to us, which we never imagined. In farm country and pastures there is always debris. Many floatable loose logs are now in new areas - down spillways, over and under the bridge, up on the banks of the creek. The ground is extremely spongy.
Some of the road is washed away at the bridge. The shale in the roadbase is now down over the edge of the road scattered across the property. Our dry pond is now about 3 feet deep. We are never prepared for the surprising force of nature. In perspective, our experience is nothing like the floods of the southern U.S. or the tsunami's of the Far East...but it is 'relative' to our lives, all the same.
Many of these areas in the photos are usually dry.
This is the pond.
The pond spilled over the road to the creek.
But the cornfield ate away at the bank and brought along a large log that was stuck there for several years and was a natural 'water slowdown'. Not anymore..
There is a fence underneath that debris.
Prairie grass laying flat shows that there was a fast spilling waterfall
in that area last night.
Today they are predicting more of the same ~ and of course, LIFE goes on...