Monday, July 5, 2010

After The Rain

Our wonderful rain has now let up so Elizabeth and I hopped in the car and took a drive to see how everything looked. We saw large bodies of water everywhere.We saw a lot of water damage to the ground.
Near our home is a canyon that is now pretty flooded from all the rain.
As we drove down into the canyon we came upon a section of road that was washed out.
The big chunks of road now sit in the ditch.
We turned around and came another directions in order to see just how flooded the canyon was.
The small creek that normally flows through the canyon is now a massive creek.
The road at the bottom of the canyon is covered in water but it's not too deep, we saw several pick ups drive through without any trouble.
We parked in a safe area and walked through the water just for fun. Elizabeth spotted several crayfish holding on to the edge of the road.
I loved how the water gushed past our legs as we walked along the road; Elizabeth was able to understand just how powerful water is; she was a little scared but didn't want to miss out on all the fun.
Walking around in the canyon brought back memories of how fun it was to go wading in the creek or river while growing up.
When we were heading back to the car we spotted a spider holding onto her egg.
We had such a nice time walking and talking and enjoying the water and all the sights!


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the pic's Patty.. thanks for sharing.. it does look like fun to walk in the water.

Helen said...

Wow, that looks like fun! But be careful around flooded areas. Only a few inches could sweep you off your feet!

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