Rain stops play.

Or, to be more precise, any form of post for today.

The weather forecast for Southern Oregon for yesterday included very significant rain.

They were not wrong.

By the time I sat down to think about Saturday’s post, around 2pm, we had already had 3.2 inches of rain (8.1 cm) and our attention, understandably, was on more important matters, such as the integrity of our driveway bridge over Bummer Creek.

So if you will forgive me, I’ll just offer a few pictures and leave it at that.

Starting with a picture that Jean expressly said I couldn’t publish!

I shall probably be denied access to the bedroom after showing you all how my wife likes to dress up!
I shall probably be denied access to the bedroom after showing you all how my wife likes to dress up!

What lucky horses to have such a devoted ‘Mum’ that feeds them every morning; whatever the weather.

Only one way in or out: over the bridge!
Only one way in or out: over the bridge!

Neighbours who have been here much longer than us say they haven’t seen so much rain fall in such a short time.

Bummer Creek in full flood - this photograph is of the Creek just 50 yards upstream of the bridge.
Bummer Creek in full flood – this photograph is of the Creek just 50 yards upstream of the bridge.

This is an old dam for irrigation purposes. One doesn’t want to reflect too long that a cubic yard of water weighs a ton!

Luckily the house and immediate surroundings are elevated.
Luckily the house (off picture to the right) and immediate surroundings are elevated.

So that’s it for today.

Another  picture parade for tomorrow assuming I haven’t been lynched by my lovely wife for showing that earlier photograph.

Oh, which reminds me! I took a couple!

She is rather cute, don't you think!
She is rather cute, don’t you think!

10 thoughts on “Rain stops play.

  1. Uh oh – I hope you are not in too much deep water with Jean (sorry, could not resist the pun). I hope all is well with your property – stay safe. (btw – Jean is lovely, regardless of what she is wearing)

    1. Just read your reply out to Jean who replied how nice that was. Not yet sufficiently light to see what it’s like outside. But we have had more rain overnight; at least a further two inches. Forecast for today is less rain but stronger winds.

      Thank you so much for your concern (and the dreadful pun!) 😉

      1. Yes it is; thank you! Considering how much rain has fallen – almost 8 inches in the last 36 hours – the issues are minor and easily dealt with. Big hugs!

  2. Nice pics… Jean is, of course, cute and that seems to be the secret of your health, and that of your canines too, Paul…enjoy your weekend…best wishes… Raj.

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