Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rain Came And Keeps On Coming

Rain is forecast everyday up to the 24th (10 day forecast) and then who knows... more rain? I hope there are not too many rain related problems on the mountain because there are already mudslides on the highway. I heard a lot of sirens today.

I took this photo because there is smoke coming out of the chimney. There is something really nice about seeing chimney smoke on a cold rainy day. We don't usually see any smoke because our wood stove burns the smoke up after it gets going nice and hot. The stove smokes when we first light it or add more wood to the fire.

The chickens are not happy with having to stay in their coop and pen even though they are dry they would love to be out tearing through the leaf litter. I really am amazed by all the rain... and maybe snow.

The chickens give me such a look and talking to when I go out to feed them in the morning. It is going to get really soggy around here.

Let us out!

I am drawn to find out more about the earthquake and tsunami. For hours I stay away from the news, but finally give in and check to see what's happening. I guess my own experience with a large earthquake, becoming homeless, and perhaps not ever really getting over the disorienting scary experience has left me prey to having to find out the latest news.

Anyway, I'm posting a link to some before and after photos of the coast
 There is a 2nd page.

I wish I had been blogging in 1989. I could have put together some interesting stuff to post . Wish I could get those images out of my head and digitize them. Maybe someone will come up with a great invention in the future that will enable us to capture our memories and save or print them. I've always thought that if someone can think it up, then there will be someone/s who will be able to figure out how to do it.

 The rain was very heavy last night. We don't often get that loud pounding rain. It will be interesting to see if we actually get more snow toward the end of the week.

3 eggs today 


diane b said...

It still sounds like winter there. keep warm. Good idea about printing memories. We just need to have a USB plug fitted into our brain.

Knatolee said...

Wow, those before and after photos are just shocking. :( I can only watch so much coverage of that disaster at a time. So very sad.

And I hope your rain dries up soon and your chickens get an outing! Mine got out yesterday and Monday and were so happy, even if it was only for an hour or two.

Marie Anne said...

We've had rain here for what seems forever too. What a mess out there! Today's blog was about the perennial garden (or lack thereof), but I'll post pics soon of the muddy lake in the backyard.

LindaG said...

I know how you feel. That little fender-bender we had in New Orleans on our trip in November has left me jittery when we're driving.
Yesterday I got upset with the hubby for not slowing down as fast as I thought he should when the car ahead of us was stopped.

I hope your rain stops soon. ♥