Sunday, February 07, 2016


With all of the rain we've had in January, the pond outside our back gate is overflowing. Water seeps over the lowest spot, closest to the gate, and runs downhill (of course) along the tractor path between vine parcels until it gets to a drain which, I presume, channels the water through a pipe down into the adjacent ravine. From there it heads toward the river.

Overflow from the pond makes for some soggy ground.

Needless to say, the ground outside our back gate is soggy. When cars and trucks use this spot to turn around, their tires sink into the mud and leave serious ruts. It ain't pretty, but there's not much to be done about it. We live in the country, after all. The rain shows no signs of letting up in the coming week; one system after another is predicted to bring us more water and wind.


  1. The forecast for the next two weeks is pretty depressing. Let's hope it turns out a bit better in the end.

  2. I've just downloaded the contents of the weather station...
    we had 88 Millipedes of rain last month....
    only just under the January total of 2014&2015 added together...
    but 2012 and 2013 were close to this.
    The difference was that in 2012 and 2013 being that the rain in both cases came in two chunks...
    which, while we flooded across the meadow, the ground had a chance to drain in between.
    This year, though, we've had a continuous "drip feed" which is leaving the ground really soggy and totally unworkable!!
    So it is really nice to see your cyclamen picture...
    It brings cheer to the sog!

  3. A pity the rutted area isn't put to gravel.

  4. Love your image of the week.

  5. jean, yes!

    tim, we've had no chance for drying out, either.

    jacqueline, and it might not even work without some drainage installed.

    mitch, a muddy mess.

    cheryl, merci!


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