Saturated sites / sights !!

When my electricity was restored*, Houston television has (had) non-stop coverage (“sights”) of the damage in their area. At my location, a frightening storm last night!! A brief tour of my “site” reveals three inches of  water in the gauge, blossoms destroyed on my plants, downed limbs and debris on the patio and sidewalk. About twenty gallons of water ponding on roof of the tarp shelter. Sixty-six degrees outdoors as I type this (8:00 AM) so a blissfully pleasant temperature to work in the yard. The sun is struggling to shine through the clouds.

Rain gauge

Water on top of tarp shelter


*No power from 7:55 PM until 12:20 AM.

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LATER, 12 noon, sixty-six degrees, raining: Below, images of time spent in the yard.


Mickey Mouse project


Close up of Mickey Mouse project

Another close up of Mickey Mouse projectI want to save rain water but needed to “Mickey Mouse” a defuser. 


Below, before and after pictures of Petunias. “Bedraggled” flowers in all my planters.


Petunias in "before" picture

Bedraggled Petunias

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EVEN LATER, almost 3:00 PM, a cold, wet sixty-five degrees outdoors.  I have warmth, indoors, with the heater!! I’m heartsick because my plants are getting “too much water”!!


Mats are floating

Water pouring off awning

A river

On the shore of Lake Lorraine

Water standing in the planters

Time and temperature at one-fifty


Four inchesExtremeTwo days ago I commented on “extremes.” Today is another example: The furnace is on!! Yesterday, I was using the air-conditioner!!

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LATE AFTERNOON, 4:00 PM: OK, OK, you think you’ve seen enough?! Just six more pictures!!

No water on top of tarp

Water standing on top of Lantana planter

On the shore of Lake Lorraine (2)

On the shore of Lake Lorraine (3)

Ankle deep

TV report on rain totals

2 comments on “Saturated sites / sights !!

  1. Mary says:

    That sounds nice and cool! Glad you survived the storms… again.

  2. Deb says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of water.

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