We on the coast had about 2 inches of rain (our yearly total is 10 inches), but 2 inches in 2 days is certainly not unheard of around here. There were also a few downed trees and large limbs around the county that were brought down by the rain and the high wind. There was some coastal flooding in low areas, but there always is.
But all week we had been regaled by weather forecasters of the coming 'stormaggedon'. We were warned to stay indoors, turn off electronic appliances in the event of thunderstorms, be ready with sand bags, tie things down that might blow away.
We were more concerned about the creek at the bottom of our yard, flooding. For the past year it has been hardly more than a trickle and the ducks have had to walk through the water because there wasn't enough to swim in.
Well we did have a good number of down-pours and since this is our first winter here we watched with a little anxiety. I took these photos in the midst of a lull in the storm.
This was the view from our back porch
This from the bottom of the garden. There's an eight or nine foot drop down from the small tree to the creek bed.
The wind swooshed the water downstream toward the sea about two miles away.
The ducks had a wonderful time, paddling like mad up stream, then turning around and letting the current sweep them back down again.
Along the edges of the bank the water covered some of the greenery giving the ducks an ideal place to forage for food. Talk about "lovely weather for ducks!". They were in duck heaven!
The evening brought more looming clouds and the promise of more rain. And yes, it did rain hard overnight, but by noon today the creek was way down. The sandy soil just lets it all run away, so there isn't much fear of flooding.
But Scruffy was all set for the bad weather!