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!