Monday, May 3, 2010

"Irises. Lots of Them. Looking Like They Don't Care!"

A paraphrase from the movie Holiday Inn. So the character really asked for orchids. 

These beauties are  from my backyard via Tipton, Michigan.

Copyright 2010, ACK, for Generational

Sunday, May 2, 2010

No Ducks Yet, But ...

As residents of Middle Tennessee, my DH and I have been caught up with the news of flooding in Memphis, Nashville, Franklin and Antioch. I can't even imagine getting 15 inches of rain in one day.

And it is hard to believe that two years ago we were in the second year of a severe drought. In April of this year we had 1.6 inches of rain and thought for sure we were headed for another drought. Yesterday, we had 3+ inches of rain with more severe storms coming today. Last night we went to bed worrying about flooding and this morning woke to dry pavement, deck and no standing water.

The picture to the left is the west side of our lot, which is the lowest part. This is the first part to fill with water. Here it is slightly higher than normal after a storm. The photo on the right is on the east side of our lot, and you can see that the neighbor's drive is partially flooded and that the water extends onto our lot to the two trees left and center. You can obviously tell both photos were taken through the window screens.

We feel very fortunate especially after hearing that they are experiencing flooding at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville.

Copyright 2010, ACK, for Generational