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Flowing toward our street...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 28 June 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...the heavy rain from tropical storm Debby overflowed the large and deep drainage retention area next to our property.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/30 second F/3.5 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


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Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful framing and superb tones !! What a rain !!

28 Jun 2012 7:27am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful tones. The rain looks so beautiful, but of course the effects of it are not so nice.

28 Jun 2012 7:52am

@Mirjam: Fortunately, we are okay, but many are not.

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, these last two shots are terrifying ... imagine sitting there and watching the water rise and there's not much you can do about it that hasn't been done already! i hope the waters will recede soon ... or that they have indeed gone back already!
lovely deck, though ... i bet it's fun to sit out there on a 'nicer' day ... ;-))

28 Jun 2012 9:49am

@franz: Thanks, Franz, and it really isn't "terrifying" at all, because the overflow begins before the water level rises up close to our home. A street drain flows into the retention area and when that fills, it flows out the north side. The water flow was so strong it moved our neighbors air-conditioning unit about six inches on the ground, but we are fine. The water is about gone, but the water table is up, which is good.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

My buddy, Jeff, who lives in Colorado, is surrounded by flames. That just leaves a plague of locusts!

28 Jun 2012 10:32am

@CElliottUK: Oh, Chris, how we would have loved sending some of our 14.5" [36.8cm] of rain to Colorado. Our d-i-l and granddaughter are there also.

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

also bad weather could offer interesting motives! well seen and captured!

28 Jun 2012 11:15am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

That's a lot of rain, hope it will stop soon. Also been raining here for the last 3 day.
Mother Nature should have kept the rain and dropped it in Colorado.

28 Jun 2012 12:02pm

@Don Levesque: Thanks, Don; the rain has stopped and believe me, if we could have sent some to CO, we would have. Our d-i-l and granddaughter are in the SE Denver area.

Joyce from Montana, United States

Gee, get out your row boat and rafts if that sun ever comes back out. We here in Montana have the opposite problem. The Rockies are a tinder box.

28 Jun 2012 1:02pm

@Joyce: I teased Mike about getting the canoe down, but he scoffed at me. (He did do that once before.) ... If only we could have sent some of the rain to CO and the Rockies!

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

I hope the water is receding.It's quite scary looking at this. Your house looks like a restaurant from here!Love the view:)

28 Jun 2012 2:37pm

@tyan: Ha, ha ... a restaurant? Tonight we're serving chicken, fresh corn on the cob and some salad. ... If you look closely, you'll see a puddle on the table. Someone gave me ladybug-covered clear plastic, which I put on top of the tablecloth. In this case, it worked well to keep the tablecloth dry. Everything's dry now and there's only a little water left in the 'hole'. ;D

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The indifferent awesome power of nature is clearly on display here, almost in a surreal way as we see the peaceful interior setting and not too distant... the potential bad news. I'm glad nothing has happened so far with your home, and the fingers remain crossed!

28 Jun 2012 2:39pm

@Rick: Thanks, Rick, and you picked up on it exactly! We were peaceful in our home and on the porch, because the overflow of the retention area is below the 'set' of our home. Stay tuned for more photos; some were far less fortunate.

PS: I love your lofty views of the sky!

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

I love a good storm with a nice downpour.

28 Jun 2012 5:22pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Mike does too ... I'm kind of 'on the fence' about them. ;D

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a day for the ducks! Nicely captured Judy! ;-)

28 Jun 2012 6:54pm

@Eric Cousineau: No ducks even ventured near. ;D

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Don't get a tropical storm here, but sometimes I love a rainy day. Your porch looks like a good place to curl up with a good book...or THE good book. ;-)

28 Jun 2012 9:46pm

@B. Thomas: You hit the 'nail on the head' ... THE good book, with all of His promises! ♥

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

This brings back memories of growing up in Fort Myers. Lots of rain and interesting weather. I walked up the street with my father in the eye of hurricane Donna (sometime back in the 60s).

28 Jun 2012 10:44pm

@Susan Rose: I grew up in CT, with many hurricanes that hit Long Island Sound. My father walked us to the shoreline to see houses with their waterside walls completely gone in 1944. For children 4 & 6 to look up and see the tubs and toilets exposed is an image I will never forget.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The inclusion of the furniture in today's post seems to personify the storm's impact. I sure hope you are starting to see the flood levels receding!

28 Jun 2012 11:31pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven, and we are safe; the waters have subsided. There are many less fortunate and we ache for their losses. At the same time, we think of those in the west who NEED the rain!

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

the flood, the color, the ambiance is doing a beautiful picture...

29 Jun 2012 2:13am

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

cool shot! i would have LOVED to sit here while it rained. even though it was bad weather, what a great pov!! glad the water did not get too high :)

2 Jul 2012 11:01pm

1/30 second
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)