May 22, 2009

Lilacs

Lilacs

Lilacs — the heavenly smell of lilacs

Pink Flowers

Pink Flowers

Beautiful hot pink flowers in are garden

Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

This is the third year for our strawberries and we should get a big harvest — unless the birds get there first!

 

 

May 15, 2009

Friday was not a good day here as it rained for 24 hours with 4+ inches  of rain which in our corner of the world means a wet basement.  And to top it off, we had to keep a close eye on our sump pump as it would stop running occasionally and we would have to jiggle it to get it going again. Our side yard was flooded with water from the field behind our house which flowed into our yard and out to the drain in the front corner of our property. The farmer had just planted corn maybe two days before the heavy rain and the field was 90% covered in water! 

May 15th Flood

May 15th Flood

View of our yard and the field of water behind us 

May 15th Flood

May 15th Flood

May 15th Flood

May 15th Flood

The water is flowing towards the front of our yard

May 15th Flood

May 15th Flood

This drain is located at the front corner of our property and the water was gushing into the drain!

May 15th Flood

May 15th Flood

Close-up of the water swirling into the drain