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Friday, February 8, 2013

Rain and Mud Season

Today, family and friends in the US Northeast and Canada are being pummeled by a winter blizzard — Nemo. Funny name for a storm that was the half the title of a Disney film. But, not so funny for folks in the path of this storm.

IMG_8283That’s NOT what’s going on here on the VA eastern shore. Instead, we were drenched with rain — LOTS of rain.

Grenville had the snow shovel at the ready on the back porch — in case it was needed, but it’s hard to shovel water.

The backyard and part of the street were flooded, which is nothing new. A few hours after the rain stops, the waters will recede leaving a very soggy mess — this is “mud season” cause winter is just NOT a season on the eastern shore.rainfall1It was a day not even fit even for birds, few came to the feeders. This pair kept returning without competition.rainfall2Of course, if things really got bad, Grenville has a kayak ready outside his workshop.IMG_8307 Only problem is the mini-lake in frontIMG_8310 We are keeping tabs on those we love and hope that everyone is keeping safe and warm and indoors.

Have a good weekend.

15 comments:

Montanagirl said...

I just saw on the news about the big snow storm hitting the East coast. Sounds like a bad one.

Country Gal said...

Nice photos ! Yup we got hit by that snow storm from last night till late this afternoon lots of snow but it is pretty ! Hope all on the east coast is safe and cozy as it heads that way now ! Have a good evening !

Anvilcloud said...

We're a little off the main area, so we'll probably only get 10" or less. Still, it was enough to make the roads very difficult today. School buses didn't run.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Snow keeps falling here, but it doesn't look quite as crazy as predicted - yet. I certainly hope you don't need that kayak! Stay warm and dry and safe.

Out on the prairie said...

Pretty soggy here with melt.I wish for snow, i haven't sledded enough.

Cicero Sings said...

That poor snow shovel looks so forlorne!
Don't float away.

Sandra said...

this is a wild and wooly snow storm.. looks like you are really wet... the weather is totally wacked

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I've just learned that it isn't the fish they named the storm after, it's Captain Nemo. Sort of makes sense since it is a huge storm :-)

I've been reading about Nemo and lots of people have lost the electricity, I do hope they have some kind of heater for times like this!

I'm mpore used to rain during winters since I grew up by the ocean, nothing says winter like a pouring rain :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Rebecca said...

That's a lot of rain. But better than shoveling the snow!

Ginnie said...

We've been lucky here... just about 6 hours South of you. One night of rain and the rest has been fairly cold but bright and sunny !

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I KNOW! Isn't it a mess back there. We have a brother in Bucks Harbor Maine, a dear friend in Connecticut and my precious brother in New Hampshire. We keep tabs on them and of course I keep tab, when I can find the time and remember to do so, in lots of other states. Do you know Di from The Blue Ridge Gal? She is also in Virginia and has been talking about the weather...and I believe that Joyce @ October Farm is also in Virginia. She got snow though not so much.
We don't have birds that pretty in our part of the state..or country for that matter.
Stay dry my friend, :)
Hugs,
Mona

Lois Evensen said...

Sorry about the "too much" rain there. It just doesn't seem to come when ordered and in the quantity ordered, does it. :\ Love the Cardinals. I am seeing Cardinals all over blog land today. :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

We too are getting more than our fair share of rain we need to climb in the same boat....

HOPE the family up north is okay!

possum said...

Yep, it is like walking on a sponge out there... barns sitting in the lake, cats complaining, but the only thing that slowed the birds down here was a visit by a hawk. I sent him back down the street to your place.

Linda said...

We had a lot of rain too.
I like the lady cardinal!

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