Friday Photos: The Great Winter Flood of 2016

It’s been raining a lot in Florida the last few weeks, and this is supposed to be the dry season. By the time this post shows up, we will have gotten still more rain. Although the flooding is not good, we always need the rain to fill up the aquifer. A serious drought in Florida would be devastating.

The canal behind my house is rather wide as canals go, but these days, it looks more like a river. There were actual waves on it the other day, and it slapped against the cement wall, sounding exactly like when water moves against a dock.  Canal Waves 1.29.16 sm

It’s the widest I’ve ever seen it, and certainly the highest. I took these pics facing first north, then south. Canal Water 2 1.29.16 smHigh Water 1.29.16 sm

R is in the process of moving into the lake house, and he’s been trailering things over from the old place. One of the first things to make the trip was his dragon, which is currently quite wet. There’s still plenty of backyard left, and I’ve heard the houses on the lake have never been flooded, but there’s always a first time. Floating Dragon 1.30.16 sm

Another photo of the lake. Flooded Lake Camille 1.30.16 sm

R and I were sitting in the lanai, and Princess Suki perched on a pillow, staring out through the screen, looking pensive and cute. Loved this pic so much, I made it my wallpaper. Princess Suki 1.30.16 sm

Have a great weekend!


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12 Responses to Friday Photos: The Great Winter Flood of 2016

  1. Helena Stone says:

    Seems Florida is almost as wet as we are here in Ireland. We’ve got rivers where we normally have streams and new and bigger lakes too. And it just keeps on raining.

    Love that picture of Suki, she does look like she knows it all and rules the world, doesn’t she?

    Thank you for sharing all those fabulous images with us again.

    • This last week has been close to perfect, with temps in the 70s during the day and 50s at night. One day of storms early on, but sunny since. Should continue into next week.

      The rainy season doesn’t normally start again until the end of May or June. We still get plenty of sun through summer, though. It’s an interesting climate that’s in the process of changing, like that in the rest of the world. Hotter, maybe wetter? As long as the grid holds out, we’ll be fine. 😉

  2. Jaycee Edward says:

    So beautiful there! It’s easy for me to look at your pics this time of year and forget how miserable I was down there in the month of September. I’m one who would rather be cold than hot, but I really do miss green, growing, things and the sound of water lapping at the edges of its boundary, or bubbling in a brook, or trickling in a stream. Suki pics make me smile *every* time. They should be a mandatory end to each of your posts. 😉

  3. Allison says:

    I love the sound of water lapping. Rvs dragon looks very appropriate there. 😀

    Miss Suki is definitely giving you a look. She’s so adorable.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. diannegray says:

    Suki looks so comfortable! No wonder you put this pic up as your wallpaper 😀 What a cutie xxx

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