This is the area where we've created a bit of a dam so we can collect water and water our lawn from it. This is the run-off from the field across the road, so we don't worry about changing the "natural" environment. Plus, as you can see, the water definitely still flows downhill. :-)
One of our overflow pipes has washed partway down the stream. The other one... somewhere past that bend. ;-)
Its a very pretty view looking up the stream a little bit. The sun was coming out after a big storm passed, so it was actually very pretty.
This next photo is a culvert on our neighbor's path down to the larger creek. Normally the water is just a small trickle... not so much after the storm passed.
And here's down by the creek. My husband is standing on the footbridge. Normally the water here is only a few inches deep, it was at least a foot deep in the photo.
Down on the main part of the creek, it was a raging river. This isn't the worst we've seen it, but its definitely extremely high.
Normally, you can see about 5 feet of that rock, now its just about 2 feet.
One of the best photos was a waterfall on the other side of the creek. Usually this is a small trickle of water coming from the farmer's fields above the creek, but it was a full-fledged waterfall after the storm.
I do promise to get back to quilting soon. I have been making a little progress here and there.
As for the new job, thanks everyone for the congrats. I'm still finding my feet under me, but its better this week than last. I do have a new "tether" to work now. Since I'm now a manager, I need to have a work cell phone such that I can be contacted all the time. So I know have a smartphone for work that is my permanent tether. At least it allows me to keep up to speed on things when I don't have my laptop with me.
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations