We live a quiet lifestyle but there is always something going on out here in our rural area. Sometimes it’s deer in the yard and sometimes it’s waking up to downed branches after a storm.
This is our south fence boundary and there have been a couple of dead tree trunks on the other side of the fence for quite some time. One of them finally decided to come down on our side and shattered on the ground.
One of our St. Francis statues was knocked over and I set it upright when I went out to take a look at the mess. It’s so wet and soggy out that there is no way I can get in the yard with the pickup to gather up the pieces so it will have to wait. I may go out tomorrow, depending on the weather, and see about piling it up so that it can be hauled off more easily. I might wait and let our lawn guys haul it off for us.
Another chore that needs doing is to haul in some gravel to fill the holes where the water coming out of the gutters is pooling. Now that we don’t need to worry about pine needles clogging up the gutters it is much easier to keep the water flowing but sometimes the rain comes down so hard and fast that the gutters can’t handle it and it flows over and puddles below.
We also have several low spots in the driveway where water is standing which means another load of gravel on the drive. It’s been several years since our guy has had to come out and do repairs. The last time we needed him was at the house where Audrey and the kids were living before they moved out to the farm. We had to get the place ready to sell and he did a great job on the driveway and getting the water to drain away from the drive and the house foundation.
The creek is full and flowing and you can hear the sound of the water as soon as you step out of the house.
You can see in the foreground of this photo where the water had been flowing out of the banks of the creek earlier and has receded.
The creek flows at the base of the trees in the background and at times there will be water flowing all the way up to where the yucca plants are growing. It’s nice to have a break from the rain and to finally see the sun again.
I’ll give it a few days to become less soggy and go out and do a bit of cleanup around the yard and the house.