Saturday, September 6, 2008

Photo Study - 4 hours post Hanna

Our house and yard actually fared extremely well in the storm. We took a walk this morning and found not everyone to be so lucky. Ellerbee creek is finally a rushing (make that raging) creek and Northgate park was more like, well, Northgate pond (at least at the south end). When I returned an hour later with my camera to capture images, more then half of the water that had flooded the park had receeded, but what was left was still pretty amazing.


The north end of the park is the higher end so it just had a little excess water and was beautifully green as always.





The south end wasn't as fortunate. As earlier mentioned, when we attempted to walk through this end an hour prior to this photo, there was no path and the water was about 6 inches deep and looked a lot like a pond.




The street and sidewalks were littered with these little guys forced down early by the rain and winds.

Ellerbee Creek was filled to the brim and looked like the chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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7 comments:

Triplet Mama said...

What a beautiful park!

girlnblack77 said...

I just loved how fresh and clean everything looked after the rain today. The sun peeked out this afternoon, and everything was just *so* green!

Jeni said...

The park is WONDERFUL. It's huge and there's even a nice little dog park adjacent to it. I can't wait to take the little one there!

And yes everything was so peaceful and rich today after the rain wasn't it? We followed our adventures up with a nice quiet nap. It was a perfect afternoon!

Did your family make out okay in the storm?

Melanie Busbee said...

Wow. It really did some damage there!

girlnblack77 said...

Well, when the first thing I saw at the store Friday was a stack of bottled drinking water, I was concerned, but it really wasn't so bad on this side of town. The rain was more horizontal than vertical for a bit, but that passed over quickly. Knock wood, we didn't have any fallen trees or missing shingles after the storm. A few friends with creeks in their yards were concerned as the water level rose, but even that receded quickly...

Lesley said...

Wow, what pretty pictures! Found your blog on 30threads.com, enjoyed the visit here. :)

Jeni said...

Glad everyone fared well! Yeah I think the only reason the park flooded as it did was due to the raging creek overflow. It all settled back in relatively quickly. When I drove by Monday, it was like nothing had ever been there!

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