Monday, March 28, 2011
Sacramento rainy season
The rains of the past few weeks have proven why the creek-bed is deep, and the area around it so lush. Within a few minutes of a rainstorm, the creek is full of run-off from upstream; torrential rain can cause it to overflow and it did that, impressively, last week.
The fence on the right is around my swimming pool: the grass to the left is (usually) the back yard and public right-of-way along the edge of the creek.
The back lawn at the height of the flood.
Dylan saw a mallard riding the waves, like a surfer or a kid on a fairground ride.
The rain stops, and a couple of hours later, the creek is back inside its bed.