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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Floodwater on the Farm

The horrible--and terrifying--bad weather of last week, and before, left so much rainwater behind that portions of the driveway and fields on our farm in SW Georgia were flooded. My brother took these photos. Better a deluge of rainwater than a tornado, I suppose, and although SW GA didn't have a flood crisis like the one in Minnesota, these photos still make my eyes pop.



The pasture in front of our house has become a pond! You can see the strip of Highway 37 that connects Mitchell and Baker Counties on the edge of the pasture-pond.



Our driveway has become a wading pool.




Anyone for a swim out to the top of the trough just barely visible? Georgia has been suffering through a drought for a long time. Not anymore! Another front is moving in. I hope it doesn't bring more tornado threats to my home county.

3 comments:

Nancy Simpson said...

Kay, I am moved by the pictures of your Georgia farm and the flooding in that area. It's hard to comprehend saturation when there has been a drought for so long. I hope the land will heal and thrive.

Vicki Lane said...

I'm with Nancy and I'm envisioning the earth slowly, deliciously absorbing this to bring the water table up.

Glenda C. Beall said...

Kay, I remember the flood in Albany in 93 and since that time I shiver at the sight of floods. Your farm must be near a stream? I know the dry land needs a big drink, but when it comes all at once on flat land, it doesn't run off too quickly.
Thanks for sharing those photos.