Monday, August 27, 2012

More heavy rains that just keep on and on and on

We have lived in our little cottage here in s.e. FL for 39 years and we’ve never had rain like we’ve had from Isaac.

Isaac is not even near here now, but is a widespread system and it just keeps dragging up our side of the coast.

Photos from around 3:30 this afternoon.

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I took this photo this morning before we got all of this extra rain. There were two zebra longwing butterflies flitting around, but I could only get the one. This was taken from my creative space looking out to the front patio.

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This is our driveway and east patio off the kitchen under water.

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I’m inside our cottage looking out the backdoor, zoomed in on the Catrium north door flooding all around.

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Catrium, I was surprised no screening blew out.

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Paths all around the main garden as well as the garden under water.

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Rail barrel filled to overflowing. The overflow drain pipe sends water via a French drain out to the street.

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Dreary, depressing rainy view out bedroom window of main garden.

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Flooded patio area.

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Water about 2-3 inches deep in the lower part of our kitchen patio. The little screen panel is a way to get under the house. You can see that the water under the house has come up into this area. Even the drain we put in patio for rain water, isn’t effective with this drenching we’ve had.

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DH went out to check out the street and a big bolt of lightening happened with a loud clap of thunder right before he headed out with the camera. Sheesh!  Thankfully it didn’t do that again.

Here are the photos he took.

From inside our front gate looking south, water is up over the sidewalk up to our higher front sidewalk inside the gate.

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This was taken as he is standing beside the neighboring property east of us, this flooding didn’t even go much further behind him. You can see our green front along the water’s edge.

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Our driveway looking north.

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Our driveway is running like a stream to the street.

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From the back of our property. With that I will end this post. It hasn’t rained in awhile and hopefully we will not get a whole lot more of this ‘liquid sunshine’. Smile

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I just checked the radar again and we’ve still got a line of rain coming up the coast from Miami. I hope tomorrow we’ll see clearer skies and a lot less rain.

FlowerLady Lorraine

***

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds the sun is shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

20 comments:

Annie said...

Thinking of you. Hope the rain eases up today

Balisha said...

Just checking in on you. What a lot of water. Hopefully you will come out of this storm with little damage. So hard to live with Mother Nature sometimes.
Balisha

Kit said...

Wow! That is a huge amount of water! If only we could take some from you and douse the fires in the mountains west of us. :) Hang in there! Kit

~~~~~ eli ~~~~~ said...

I love the Longfellow poem. . . .

Here in central Florida we haven't had nearly the rain fall you have. Dreary, drizzly and cloudy - here's to sunny skies ahead!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thinking of you
Also, daughter in Tampa
just called.
Take care...

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Lynn said...

Your photo journal tells all . . . we are starting to see bands tossing the treetops and the sky has taken on that tropical hue two days out. So glad you are soon going to be out in your beloved garden with more stories to tell.

Gayle said...

I feel like a fool complaining about the rain. While it is cold and dreary here we have never gotten rain like that. I would find it very frustrating. I hope it soaks up quickly and you get a break.

Jane said...

Hoping everything will be Ok for you Rainey!

lemonverbenalady said...

Hope sunshine is just around the corner, FL! xxoo Nancy

gld said...

I have been wondering about you and Isaac. You are being inundated and we up here are praying Isaac will send some of that moisture our way. So far, it is looking promising. We are 12 inches below normal rainfall so far.

sweetbay said...

So much rain and so much water! I hope you get a chance to dry out very soon.

shirley said...

How worrying for you. I do hope the rain abates for you and the water drains away. Will be thinking of you from over here in Oz.

Becky said...

The rain has begun here in SC and it looks like it will rain the rest of this week as well and we are quite a ways away from Issac's direct path. Here's hoping you get some sunshine... SOON to dry out a bit.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Oh, my! I see all that water, and long for some of it, yet you are needing it to stop. Is your home in any danger of getting water in it? Keep us posted.

Darcie said...

Yikes!!! Hope it has slowed down a bit for you now. Sadly we are in need of rain, and will be getting some up here in the St. Louis area from Issac...just don't want our southern states to have to suffer, so we can can get rain. Hope the sun is shining for you here shortly.

tina said...

That's a lot of rain. I hope it stops for your soon and comes my way!

shadesofidaho said...

Sending prayers and god dry thoughts to you.

Hugs Chris

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's one thing to see this on the news, and another to have it happen in real life. I sincerely hope that everyone recovers from this deluge.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Jenny Jo said...

Hello! I just found your blogs & have been enjoying visiting with you. I pray a quick recovery for all. Thanks for sharing your photos. Jenny Jo