Tuesday, October 19, 2010


For the more than a week we've experienced our fair share of rain. It has rained so much, everything is drenched and muddy. It's just messy and our roads turn into rivers, literally. Just Saturday night I went out with a friend and she offered to pick me up at home, and I had to politely refuse that she did because our roads are such a mess. It was much easier for me to drive out than it would have been for her to drive in. I don't want to subject anyone to these waterways unless it's absolutely necessary. 

Yesterday there was a break in the rain just before it was time to pick the kids up from school but it was a challenge getting to my car without getting my feet and  the bottom of pants completely soaked. By the time we got home there was a little concrete left above water so that we could get into our gate. The kids love when our road turns into a river, they like to throw small objects like sticks and leaves into the stream so that they can watch them get carried off into the field. They were very excited to pose for a picture with all of this water yesterday. (pretend you don't see the junk food!) 

About 20 minutes after we were home the water rushed down and took over the whole road. It's a good thing that we got home when we did because it would've been extra messy if we all had to wade through this  to get to our gate. 

And, when I say the whole road was a river, I mean it. It took about 4 hours for the water to clear. 

The kids ran inside to put on their rain boots so that they could splash around a bit. It was very exciting for them. I don't know how exciting it will be at the end of winter, but it is now. 

Here's Izabella showing me how much water accumulated in the wheelbarrow-again. This amount of water is from yesterday. It seems we've emptied it almost every day. 

And here's a picture of some pomegranates in the rain. Today the sun is shining and it's fairly warm-a welcome change.

What a difference a day makes. 


I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.~Maya Angelou


  1. Yes, I know we need rain, but SO much all at once??? sigh.

    I'm putting up a post shortly- just got the internet (and electricity!) back...

    nice pictures- particularly the beginning and the end ones!


  2. Morning Jes!!

    I know, the amount of rain we've had so far this autumn is incredible. Luckily, we haven't lost any of our utilities through the rain. I'm glad yours is back. I can't wait to see your post and THANK YOU for the compliment!!



  4. Yet another thing I'm thankful for....storm drains and water run off systems on roads. Seeing those pictures however; I really miss you ma chère amie and your rugrats. ;) xoxoxoxoxoxo

  5. Wow!! Good afternoon Cheryl, what a miserable weather.

    I love the picture of your children including the junk food. Who would blame them; with this kind of weather we all need comfort food.

    Enjoy the sun!!! xoxoxo

  6. Love the pictures! Holy cow, Cheryl, you sure did get a lot of rain. It really put it into perspective when I saw your photos.

    Stay warm. And dry.

    Con amore, Lisa!

  7. Amazing photos. So charming and cute these kids are! Hugs

  8. @ Ελένη ... Καλημέρα! Καλό που είχαμε ήλιο για 3 ημέρες τώρα:) Είναι υπέροχο!

    @ Christie...I know, storm drains would be wonderful, so would a paved road! I miss you all so much. It was always fun to have you here. It's been quiet. :(

    @ Evie...Hello! Yes, that was truly miserable and messy weather. Thankfully, the sun has been shining since my post. About the junk food, you're right- it was definitely comforting for them to have on that day. It's not often that I allow them to indulge. Have a great day!

    @ Lisa...Thank you mi querida. We really had so much rain, it was insane. It's sunny, beautiful & warm again. Lots of love & hugs!! xoxoxoxo

    @ Phivos...Thank you so much dear friend :) xo