Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Spring Rains

It has been raining... and raining...and raining...and raining. 9 inches so far through this AM May 8th. The rivers are out of their banks, corners are flooded, low lying areas fill with water and debris. Brush Creek through the Plaza roars like a river. Basements are flooded, sump pump sales are brisk.

The spring has been a nasty one here. Too warm of weather in Feb and March got the trees to bloom, only to be socked with lows in the teens. Some trees are still bare, the big magnolia in the back has just a few green leaves and many wilted, soggy brown ones, hanging limp and dead. Her magnificent blooms will have to wait till next year.

Tornadoes have been frequent, a big one obliterated Greensburg, KS. Nothing much is left of the place. We have been lucky here, but the storms in the last few days have been fierce.

More rain is to come, more flooding, more soggy ground. What is growing is lush and green. But soon, Mother Nature will be back, the clouds will part way... the brown dry August will come again. And we will wish for the rain; we never being satisfied.

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