Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Branches Are Roaring


Several of my western North Carolina called me out on my sunrise pictures yesterday. "Those weren't taken this morning!" they said.

True enough. We awakened to heavy rain and fog yesterday. The lovely sunrise was from Tuesday morning. The thing is, I always post my blog the day before, scheduling it for 12 AM. 
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So these pictures were taken yesterday -- Wednesday afternoon -- as I headed to Asheville for my class.


The rain had finally stopped and our branches were roaring.


And as I crossed the Barnard bridge, I could see that the river was out of its normal bounds.

There were flood warnings in nearby counties but I encountered no problems driving to my class in West Asheville. One of my students, however, was unable to make it, due to a mudslide on the road where he lives.

So far, we're happy for the rains, recharging the water table which has been on the low side for several years. It's too early to think about the garden so I'm happy to spend time inside, chugging along on the novel, letting dogs in and out, and in again. 


6 comments:

Ms. A said...

Flooding isn't a good thing, but the flowing branches photos are great! Is that in front of J & C's place?

Vicki Lane said...

Yes, it is -- those nice little waterfalls Justin built.

NCmountainwoman said...

Our little creek is also running full. Wish it could stay that forceful. Lots of road closures around here, even standing water on 276. Now the sun is shining and all's right with the world.

Barbara Rogers said...

Great looking branch...the waterfalls were well designed! Considering how many natural ones we have in this area...but I think engineering is often just the ticket so roads don't become the channels for running water!

Jim Egerton said...

The salamanders,crawdads,frogs and such are gonna be happy this spring.

Carol Crump Bryner said...

I envy you working on your book. It's always so nice to be inside with a purpose on a rainy and foggy day. My life these past few weeks has been mostly driving, carting children here and there, buying groceries, lugging car seats, etc. in and out of the rain. So your reminders that spring is coming and that art goes on are cheering to me. Enjoy your wakening land. I sure enjoy seeing and reading about it. Thanks!