Posts Tagged ‘Yard

19
Jun
15

Greetings, from the Swamp

So, that post I made, about all that water coming down in such a short period time? Apparently, there’s a price to paid, for finding fascination in such things.

 

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15
Jun
15

The One Day Flood

This all happened from a single cloud burst, that lasted maybe an hour, if that. It’s that short period of time that it happened in, that makes it interesting, not its severity. We’ve had worse, and it’s pretty mild, by most people’s standards for a flood, I think. So, when I “flood” I basically mean “the low part of the back yard turned into a swamp, again.” Continue reading ‘The One Day Flood’

06
Jun
15

Truck-Cat Finished (for now)

You can spend forever adding details to a model, and I will be detailing this one, as the opportunities present themselves. But for now, it’s finished. This, of course, means that I took too many pictures. All outdoor shots!

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24
Dec
13

The Flood

From time to time, we get enough rain in a short period to cause the low area between three locals hills to fill with water. This wouldn’t be a huge problem, save for a couple of minor details. The road (two of them, actually) goes through it, and my house is built in it. The neighbor’s house is also built in it, and it’s in a lower spot than mine.

So, we had a bit of snow recently, and then it warmed up. Most of the snow melted. Then, we had two or three days of constant rain. It melted the rest of the snow. Between the snow and the rain, the ground had all it could it take. The local pond came back. These pictures were taken from just past the end of my driveway. (The big pine tree and the overgrown bush is my yard)

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The neighbor can’t even get to his driveway. The small road to the right is a single lane, and a FedEx driver thought he was going to make a U-turn in it. He sank up to his chassis in my yard. When the tow truck was trying to pull him out, FedEx kept turning his wheels the wrong way, landing him back in the yard.

Water was rushing into the sump hole, from at least Saturday, until well into Monday night. As of typing this, it’s just trickling in, so the sump pump isn’t in a constant on off cycle, anymore. I don’t know what happened to the rabbits that live under the pine tree.




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