Saturday, December 19, 2009

Water, Water, Everywhere

My folks are really into the Christmas spirit in spite of being away from their home in Alaska where there is a ton of snow.

Scott, my brother-in-law from Alaska, says if they got the amount of precipitation we did last week (over 10 inches of rain) it would be equivalent of 10 FEET of snow.

Amazingly, a few hours after the rain stops, the ground dries out and you would never suspect we had been blessed with that much rain. If it rained 10 inches at our Washington home, our house would slide into the lake.

The hay in the peanut field that has been carefully rolled into bales with plastic coverings, now sits in the middle of a small lake.

The lake is really high....all the rain that hit us this past week has moved north, and the rain that falls north of us normally finds its way into the Chattahoochee River, which forms Lake Eufaula, seen here.