Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hallelujah! We've Had Rain

Not quite sure if Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch will think this is a legitimate Met Monday post, but just had to share this wonderful sight. Of course I don't take credit for this metamorphosis, unless the rain dance I've performed each day for the past year counts. I'm also linking this to Outdoor Wednesday with our hostess Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer.

This is the creek that runs behind our home. With drought conditions approaching two years and a summer of record breaking triple digit temperatures, the creek had basically become "rock dry".

Then the rains came starting Thursday, and by Saturday the creek bed filled with rushing water.

I took a little walk along the trail after the heavy rain had subsided. Some reported that after the heaviest downpour there were "white water" conditions along this creek. The creek didn't fill its banks with this storm, but this part of Texas is sometimes referred to as "flood ally" because creeks and rivers can go from drought to flood in a matter of hours.

Hallelujah! It's wonderful to hear some rushing water once again. No doubt, it will soon be back to a gentle little stream. But for now, I'm rejoicing with the sound of flowing water.

Thanks for stopping by. Please share a comment below before you paddle on over to Susan's @ Between Naps on the Porch for a list of those with their own metamorphosis to share.

Will link this to Outdoor Wednesday as well, so on Wednesday head over to Susan's @ Southern Daydreamer to visit the other outdoor posts.