Friday, February 23, 2018

Honey, Did You Leave The Hose On?

Last Sunday things were melting here while towns were flooding nearby. A crazy five days of rain, melt, freeze and more melting followed.
I didn't make it to my favorite little village which was saturated by the Sugar River at the beginning of the week and I'm now picturing encased in ice ala Frozen.
A county cop stopped me on my way there yesterday so I took some photos and called it a day. But I am curious to see what happens to a place once it's flooded then frozen. Maybe I'll go tomorrow and take a different route.

An ice rink for the birds

I needed some serious wellies for the Falk Wells Wildlife Area

This can't be good for anyone

How I got there in the first place never came up

25 comments:

  1. That's a lot of water. We need some of that water here. We are too dry.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. I'm sure plenty of folks would love to send some your way, Sandee.

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  2. With us the river was quite large, but we were lucky and were not flooded!
    I hope you will be saved, and not flooding!

    Have a great weekend! ♡

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    1. Some things like ditches and fields and gardens have flooded and frozen here but we're safe and free of that. Other places close by are in dire straights though. More melting in store so will keep you posted, Ella.

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  3. That is a lot of frozen water. Great pics!

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    1. I didn't even get close to the places that really flooded, Fi.

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  4. Fine images. Flooding always leaves so much mess :(

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    1. My apartment flooded once and it scarred me for life.

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  5. Some great photos, I do hope it clears soon though for you.

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    1. It's just wet and sloppy here, I think some of the flood waters are receding elsewhere though.

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  6. We could use some water here. The world is so crazy these days that even the weather has turned violent.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Oh yeah? Man, you're so right. I don't remember so many weird things frozen in water before.

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  7. Oh my goodness, I hope everyone in the path will be okay.

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    1. I think the flooding is done but who knows how long the clean up will take. It's raining here today but it's not bad in town and we look forward to an upcoming week of warm weather. Kisses to you and sis, Brian.

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  8. Not good to hear about flooding anywhere but wonderful photos ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks, it's raining now so I hope it's just some sprinkles for the people around the Pecatonica and Sugar River.

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  9. I hate to hear about this too! Hope the sun comes out this weekend and things improve!

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    1. The sun has come out but it's raining now. I can't imagine being in that kind of mess and watching everything around you freeze then waiting for it to happen all over again when it defrosts.

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  10. wow! That's in your backyard? That looks like a lake. I see that the road sits up higher so it's above the water. Does this happen every winter?

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    1. We have small areas in the yard and ditches and gardens and such that have flooded and frozen but nothing like this as far as I know. This highway is about 6, 7 miles from town and was badly flooded the day before.

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  11. Cold and wet is not my favorite:)
    Beautiful pictures.

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  12. A result of global warming or is this an annual feature?

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  13. So are you going to tell your trusted (haha) blog friends, how you came there in the first place??
    That cop standing there is a sign, more people think like you, lol:)
    About the azalea (this is in Southern California, not in N-CA) they start bloom right after New Year. Still have large archives with flowers of our time in the South:) Be careful - hyothermia only lasts 15 min. (for Alaskan troopers in training) and your are too frozen to move.

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  14. some time ago, we too were threatened by floods and in some areas by real ones. I love this series of photos, like a report on the local situation.

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