Monday December 27th 2021, 9:08 pm
Filed under: Life

After all that drought.

When the ground is hardpack-dry, water just rolls right off it rather than soaking in.

But when it’s been raining on and off for a week, never too much at once and yet relentless, it apparently starts doing what you’d expect and want: I saw this big pond this morning, ran across the house and grabbed my camera, came back and outside and snapped its picture.

Huh. And considered a moment–and walked back inside and across the house to Richard to show him how much water there was out there (but thankfully not against the house anymore!) and told him the picture was showing the ponding as being shallower than it really was.

Then I walked back outside. I wanted to see if I could get it to photograph better–to show how I’d seen it.

And now it was that much less.

The ground had absorbed it that thirstily and that fast.

On the other side of the house, I have a plastic trash can under the eaves that had a little garden debris in it and its lid had been left off. The roof is dripping on it, but still: it’s full. Of water. It’s full!

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I’ll see your water, and raise you a couple of days of snow!

It snowed yesterday, didn’t get above 30 today, and we are expecting more snow overnight. Accumulation is slight – maybe an inch or so. But it’s been 18 years since I’ve been in snow, and 32 since I’ve lived someplace that got it. It’s kind of fun, but don’t try driving anywhere as black ice abounds on the hills!

Comment by Anne 12.28.21 @ 1:17 am

Yay! Water in the ground!

Comment by ccr in MA 12.28.21 @ 7:36 pm

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