from sky to seed

The Whole World Underwater

Big Sugar river swallows the valley… and our hay fields.

I mentioned earlier that we got some torrential rainfall that both: A) Interfered with my ability to get out and garden… and by garden, I mean weed, and B) Super-boosted the local ragweed population with steroidal-like floodwater that made mutant Godzilla weeds that choked out everything I’ve tried to grow.

Over three days, the sky dumped more than 10 inches of rain.  Lots of little towns underwater.  One farmer lost 50 head of cattle.  It was dramatic stuff.

But aside from that, the flooding was, well, gorgeous.  Especially from the air.

Why is destruction so beautiful?

I don’t know.  It just is.

The highlands bloomed green and lush, but everything else steeped in water.

The highlands bloomed green and lush, but everything else steeped in water.

2 Responses to “The Whole World Underwater”

  1. Tynon

    I am glad you’re OK. I think you can forgive yourself about the garden. Flooding on that scale is more than anyone can bear.

    Reply
    • Rose

      Thank you! I guess when you live in the center of something and life just plows on day by day, it’s hard to get a grip on the reality of a superstorm’s effects. But you’re right — it was very intense.

      Except for a few hay fields, we “floated” through fine and dandy… especially compared to some of our unluckier neighbors.

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