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Friday, December 30, 2011

Wind And Rain…

39 degrees - 10:28 am - drizzling...

Sadly we did not have a white Christmas this year.  So far, this winter has been unusually warm and rather dry.  Although I think all the rain we have had in the past few days is really trying to make up for that. 

We have gotten 6.16 inches of rain in the past two days, which is causing all the streams, creeks and rivers to swell.  When is a stream a stream, and not a creek?  Or when is a creek a creek and not a river?  With all the recent rain, stream and creek beds that are normally dry are now overflowing with rushing water.

It sill amazes us how much water there is on our mountain ridge.  There seems to be water seeping out of the ground all over the place and little streams that pop up out of nowhere all year round.

The wind and rain took a temporary break this morning, so I took advantage and ran around and snapped a few pictures of the swollen streams and creeks.

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