Sunday, May 2, 2010
The Rain~My Heart's Not Into Writing
My heart is not into writing a post~We've had heavy and constant rain since early Saturday morning~18 inches of rain have flooded our city and surrounding counties. More thunderstorms are forecast with 3 to 4 more inches of rain expected. I think about marmee in Leipers Fork, where most of the roads are closed. I heard that Spring Hill was pounded, that's where Dave lives. Donna how are you doing out there in the country? Irony of ironies~fairegarden needs rain and none has made it over the mountains.
It was too dark to take photos this morning~the sky was heavy with rain...but, I can report that the stairs from the Garden Of Benign Neglect make a beautiful waterfall and the french drains are not water spouting. That's good, they're still working. The crawl space is flooded~Mr I can deal with that while I am out of town.
It was so dark this morning I couldn't tell if there were any blossoms left on the flowers. It's light enough to see that Phlox pilosa and columbines are still standing, although, they will never be the same! The garden will survive...I am worried about my city and the folks who have no flood insurance. It's flooded where it's not supposed to flood. Cars have been carried off, even a hospital basement is under water and many people have lost everything. Davidson County has been declared a disaster area and both the governor and mayor have requested that folks stay inside and off the roads.
I listened to a news story last week about climate change. They mentioned that monsoons are decreasing in India and how devastating it has been for their lifestyle. I am trying to imagine a culture built around heavy rains....The little bit I was out yesterday has made me appreciate our usual weather!