2.26.2013

High Falls State Park: Rain

 We are so blessed to have had so much rain this month here in Georgia. Much of our state has been in some form of drought, and our county has been in an exceptional drought for many, many months. This rain has provided great relief to the farmers. We have been seeing improvements each week as we check the latest drought monitor updates. Saturday we worked as usual and it was rainy and foggy. Brandon's parents came down to visit for the afternoon and we were able to go out to eat after work. It was so nice to be able to see them and catch up because I don't think we've seen them since Christmas. Or practice has been so busy that time is flying by and I have no idea where the past two months have gone. On Sunday afternoon it was 70 degrees and sunny, so we drove to High Falls State Park, which is about 10 minutes north of us, to see the falls. It was pretty incredible to see in person!
The pond in our neighborhood went from being practically dried up to overflowing.
 Our creek in our backyard got a little deeper, too, which our dogs are thankful for.
We had even more rain on Monday and Tuesday, which I was thankful for because we planted some trees on our property and they needed a good watering from God. I am also happy to report that our drought monitor has gone from this on February 12:
to this on February 19: (the exceptional areas have been eliminated, but the area in a drought has increased and moved farther south in the state)
It will be interesting to see what the February 26th map looks like considering we had another wave of heavy rain come through last night, but it won't be released until Thursday morning.
Many of you in the North and Midwest have been getting some snow, but I'll gladly take the rain here in Georgia for now as we've so desperately needed it.
"Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit." James 5 :18

11 comments:

  1. We are thankful for all the rain NC has gotten lately as well. We are definitely looking forward to a few warm and sunny days soon!

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    1. Yes, praise God for giving the Southeast so much rain!! I admit I am way over the cold and ready for warm Spring days, too :). Have a blessed night! xoxo

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    1. Yes, they are. Many of them are bordered by creeks, rivers and lakes, which is the reason for that. Georgia also has more counties than any other state East of the Mississippi and the second most (to Texas) in the country, and that's because back before there were cars folks didn't believe that a trip into the nearest town should be more than a day's buggy/horse ride away. As a result, more and more counties were created and we have some of the most beautiful little towns and courthouses all over the state! :)

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  3. What a fun trip! Wow! I had no idea your drought was that bad.

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    1. It was! It's kind of hard to tell unless you get out in the country and see dried up ponds in pastures, or you look at the creeks, rivers and lakes. Even in drought, much of the state still looks green and lush. Have a blessed night! xoxo

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  4. Y'all look comfy and cute! We need rain here in FL too. We had a good rain a couple days in a row, hoping for more soon. I'm holding out a little longer to plant anything, though. I have a feeling we'll get a few more cold days. Looking forward to some color in our flower beds, though! :)

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    1. Thanks girl!! Yes, I know y'all need rain in central and south Florida, too, and I pray that y'all get it. I know summer can be bad for wildfires in both of our states. Winter does seem to be lingering this year, and getting teased with a few really warm days here and there is torture. We've been doing some major landscaping projects around here, but are holding off n the planting of the flowers, too. :) Have a great day! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Ashleigh!! Have a wonderful night! xoxo

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