Over the past few days we’ve had an incredible amount of rain. When the downpour finally slowed to a stop yesterday, we loaded our stir crazy bunch in the van and headed out to explore a bit. The river that runs through our town, the Rappahannock, reached flood stage, rising even higher than it was when I took my photos. So many people were out along the river, lined up holding their phones in the air to take pictures. One of my kids’ favorite parks was under water. Thankfully, flooding is never an issue at our house and we didn’t sustain any damage. The only thing that suffered was my mental health. Evidently I can’t handle consecutive days of heavy rain. I was so grateful for the sun today and all the green emerging rapidly all around us. Winter is almost a distant memory.
May 1, 2014