Days of rain in the Hampton Roads area has left my yard a soggy mess. Here’s what my backyard looked like Thursday evening. As of today the excess water has been absorbed into the soil. It was still raining when I took these photos. We must of gotten at least 8-10″ in two days. These were the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. Most of the east coast was bombarded this week with wind, rain and flooding. Some people have had large trees fall in their yards or on their houses. I’m grateful that this is the extent of the damage to my yard. Needless to say we’ve spent the better part of the week cooped up in the house. One positive outcome was the Fall webworms that were overtaking my Pecan Tree were shaken loose or completely satuated. This was a bad year according to our local extension office. There was an article about it a week ago in the Home & Garden section of the local newspaper. We cut the ones we could reach off the tips of the branches. We meaning my son and hubby. 😉 But this tree is so tall it would take a crane to reach the top. Some other positive results were the much needed precipitation of course and the cooler temps that came with it. It finally feels like Fall here in Virginia. After a long hot and dry summer, temps in the 70’s are a relief indeed. Anyhow, it will be nice to see the sun shining again.
Days of Rain