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Friday, October 9, 2009

A River Runs Through It...

About 100 yards west of our house, our little country road runs through a dry creek bed. It's usually dry... but as you'll see here... when it rains, a river runs though it...

Ricky took these photos after a 6-inch rain on Saturday...
We've been in a drought for the past 2-years... In the past 2-weeks, we've had about 10-inches of rain... So tonight, at Mass, instead of praying for rain... we said a prayer of thanksgiving for all the rain we've received... Rain, welcome in south Texas... especially down here in French Lique...

11 comments:

SmilingSally said...

That looks scary to me, Barbara!

mbkatc230 said...

We are giving thanks for the rain too Dixie. Isn't it amazing how everything greened right up (is that even a word??) after a few days of rain. Now all the lawns in our little neighborhood are equal again, some of just have MUCH smaller water bills lol. Kathy

Candy said...

Amen and I join you on the thanksgiving. Glorious rain!
Warm restful Sunday blessings ;-)

Sarah said...

We are getting rain here in Austin as well, but not 10 inches! Where in south TX are you? I too am thankful that we are finally getting some much needed rain. Stay safe though. That road could be dangerous! ~ Sarah

Angela said...

Hey Dixie!

Isn't it funny how when we have been in a drought that we get all excited and rejoice even with the flooding rains. Hopefully this rain will end your drought!

Hugs,
Angela

Angela said...

I forgot to say ~

Don't drive through that water! Even in Ricky's new big higher off the ground truck! lol You wouldn't want to go swimming would you!

Joyce said...

After all the flooding here in Atlanta a few weeks ago just be thankful you do not get any more rain or else we will have to send you down a row boat. Thankfully our street was OK but so many lost entire homes and one school was under water. Not the norm here in Georgia but I think Mother Nature is going a little nuts lately.
Joyce

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

We haven't been in a drought, but we are still giving thanks for the rain we are receiving. It is filling our water table back up. I love the pictures, they bring back so many memories of the farm and the little creek bed that ran across our little road. It looked a lot like this after a rain.

Deb said...

I have been doing the un-rain dance...but it hasn't worked yet...our mosquitos are getting the size of small birds up here in North Texas...

English Cottage in Georgia said...

How quickly I forgot....droughts ended by floods and floods ended by droughts.
It flooded in Georgia, but not in my area. I have been assured by the locals who have lived here for generations that it NEVER floods in my town. Of course, they don't remember the 40 Day rain :-).

cottage farm villa said...

Dixie....so good to see you finally got rain!!!! I hope you continue to be blessed. There is another storm coming in tonight here in Dallas! As you know, it has been raining here for the last 2 months!!! A beautiful sight Ricky captured. Have a wonderful week.