Saturday, November 7, 2015

ANOTHER WET START

Well, here we go again...for the 4th weekend in a row, rain is all around.

Sigh.  We know water is good, and so many need it elsewhere, so we won't complain about it...maybe just hope that it comes during the week so we can get to the farm and do stuff on the weekend.


We'll try for Sunday, they say the rain will taper off tonight and it will be clearer tomorrow.  Another open house Sunday so I'll be flying solo again.  

White Oak Bayou within its banks
Thought you might find these photos from last weekend interesting...this is White Oak Bayou, which is near the house in town (but not near enough that we have to worry).  Above is the before (though it's technically 'after' the flooding). The bayou is a naturally occurring waterway the city of Houston widened, deepened, and built trails around for biking and jogging.  There is always water flowing in it, though usually not this much (above) but it does what it is supposed to do...draining the water toward the Gulf of Mexico. 

White Oak Bayou Flooding
Above is the day before the other photo, taken the same direction (note the tree above and below).  The thing about this photo is that the water had ALREADY drained away.  Where I was standing to take this photo, just a few hours before, would have been about waist deep in water.  It was up to the leaves on that tree.  The banks of the bayou are high, but there are homes along one side that do flood at times.  This was about 12" of rain that caused this.  I should add, the base to top of bank is 33'.  Top of bank is just to where the grass starts...

Today, thankfully, they say maybe 1" at the most so that's good.  

Hope your weekend is off to a better start!


15 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you are going to end up having a little farm at the beach!

MaryJo said...

It's fears or famine!
Hope you make it to the farm & stay dry!

Practical Parsimony said...

We are still getting what is leftover of your rain. ugh. Thankfully, I don't live near anything that will flood. Of course, I have not looked in the basement!

Gail said...

Although I am extremely grateful our ponds are almost full, I would not like this much water.

Hope every one was safe.

Texas Rose said...

Great before and after pictures of the bayou - from a torrent to a little stream. But watch out for gators! Did you see on the news the 12 foot alligator that was found behind a shopping center in Sugar Land today? It was caught and taken to the alligator farm in my area.

We got only a half inch of rain today. Hope it’s not too muddy at your Farm tomorrow!

Leigh said...

My deepest commiserations. We've been getting the same thing here. The other day I was out in the garden between rain storms and was amazed that my feet sunk several inches even in the grassy spots! I really, really, need to get those sweet potatoes out of the ground.

Rena George said...

That's an awful lot of water. I hope things go more your way very soon.

1st Man said...

LOL 2nd Man and I talked about that, ha.

1st Man said...

Definitely feast or famine, or maybe monsoon or drought, LOL! Thanks!

1st Man said...

I know places need it, just not this much. Hope your basement is dry too!!!

1st Man said...

There is such a thing as TOO much, right? I wish we had our pond dug at the farm, it would be full for sure!

1st Man said...

So many people don't know what a bayou is, ha. I SAW that about the gator, crazy huh? I would freak out if I saw that. We ended up with 3/4" here in town. Not sure at the farm but it was really wet today (Sunday).

1st Man said...

It's crazy how wet it can get huh? Today (Sunday) I was squishing down about 3 inches in some places. Just not much I could do at all. Hope you get your sweet potatoes (we LOVE sweet potatoes!).

1st Man said...

Well hello! And yes, it's a lot of water. Thank you for the well wishes. Today was better but the ground was too wet, ha.

Marcia said...

From drought conditions a couple of years ago to a surfeit of rain for TX, there's hope that California will soon have a water change, too