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.
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.
This is our driveway and east patio off the kitchen under water.
I’m inside our cottage looking out the backdoor, zoomed in on the Catrium north door flooding all around.
Catrium, I was surprised no screening blew out.
Paths all around the main garden as well as the garden under water.
Rail barrel filled to overflowing. The overflow drain pipe sends water via a French drain out to the street.
Dreary, depressing rainy view out bedroom window of main garden.
Flooded patio area.
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.
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.
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.
Our driveway looking north.
Our driveway is running like a stream to the street.
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’.
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.
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