During the night and then again this morning, we had downpours totaling 5½ inches of rain.
This is our backyard ~ hadn’t seen this much water in our yard since the spring of 1989 when we had a 7-inch rain.
That year, all the mulch from our raised flower beds ended up at our neighbors ~ 4 days before our son’s graduation.
We had been planning to have his reception in the backyard ~ there was a fast change of plans ~
I was so distracted by phone calls and other things this morning
that I didn’t get any photos until after the water had receded quite a bit.
They were using a firetruck and sump pumps to drain the water from the town park today;
our town’s summer festival is to be held there tomorrow ~ might be a bit soggy.
Leaf-blowers were used to blow mulch off the street and sidewalks.
Our little town was inundated ~ people were detouring around flooded streets,
wringing water out of the items they had in garage sale booths
and children were frolicking in knee-deep puddles ~ making fun where they could find it.
God is good ~ all the time. :)
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“Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did He in heaven and in earth . . .
He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth the wind out of His treasuries.”