Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh, this glorious sunshine and warm weather (68 degrees today)!
In the past few days we have had a boat load of rain! I think I heard it was somewhere upwards of 10 inches... Crazy! There was also a lot of flooding. When I went to visit her today, we were going to work on art, but we ended up walking around town all day looking at all the water... Here are some photos of the river (which meets the ocean) in Ipswich.

This is a parking lot. See the row of trees in the back? The river is supposed to be on there other side and not really visible.

These poor people! To the right is the river, which did not flood into their yard (at least not from that side), however the little pond waaay off to the left did... Yikes!

I hope these people have insurance.

Here in the front is a parking lot behind a couple of stores, then the river and the building in the background (the grey one) is a new condo unit they built... Not a very good selling point! The water is up to the first floor.

This bridge usually has about 10 feet between it and the water... It was closed off because it had a crack in it.

Another parking lot under water. If you look closely, you can see the current moving in the back left by the green pole.

I thought I would add these because I love snowdrops. This was towards the end of our walk.
How was your day?!?


  1. Holy crap that's a lot of water! We've gotten a lot of rain here too, and the rivers are all up, but nothing like that. Wow.

  2. They say this happens every 100 years, but it also happened (not quite this high) in 2006... So they don't know what they are talking about!