This past weekend we had a lot of rain.I have heard reports of anywhere from 2-8 inches.
Considering that this came shortly after the spring thaw,the ground was not that dry yet and so we saw a lot of water.
I had to get a picture of this.Some of you may have already seen this on my Facebook page,but it is worth a second look.Two Baltimore Orioles took shelter under the railing of my deck.They sat there for quite some time. You can see by the raindrops on the window that is was raining hard.
This is a picture from just a few miles north of Morden.The little creek is usually no more than a trickle and often has no water in it at all. Plenty of water rushing along here at this time.
The lake which supplies our town with most of its water,spills out into what is referred to as the Dead Horse Creek.Don't ask me where that name came from,but that is what it is. All of last summer this creek had only a little standing water in it,which meant that our lake never filled up properly.This picture is from Monday evening and the creek is at the top of its banks. At a few places it spilled over,resulting in some streets being closed.
By Tuesday morning most of the rain was over,but the Snapdragons which are waiting to be planted,still had some lovely raindrops on them.
This leaf almost looks like the head of a small lizard.
Here is a macro of one of the flowers,or at least part of a flower.I like the colour and the droplets add a nice touch.
The forecast is for near freezing temperatures for tonight,so my flowers are all safely covered with blankets.
I know that losing a few plants is minor compared to the losses in Oklahoma.My heart goes out to those people and I pray that they will find strength to endure.