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..
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.