I have never seen such a day as this.
The rains haven't stopped since the wee hours.
Last night's peaceful snowfall turned to sleet...followed by ice....and then frozen rain. As the temperatures rose, it became all rain. Deluges of heavy rain. The snow has all been washed away.
The wind is ferocious, whipping the trees around and making the heavy rain come in sideways.
It kept me up much of the night. When I did sleep I dreamed that my little garden cottage was blown away.
It was just a dream, thankfully. She's a little soggy but she's still standing.
The storm hasn't let up all day. It's now late afternoon and we just had our first reprieve....for only a few minutes. Just enough time to sneak out with the camera for a few photos.
There is water pouring down the hillside, through the woods, flooding my little creek. Where normally there is a gentle trickle through the trees there are now raging currents.
You can see the sheets of ice under the muddy water - the creek had frozen over completely over the weekend with the ridiculous low temperatures we experienced.
Thankfully the bulbs that started peeking up last week look none the worse for wear....they are a bit flooded at the moment but will hopefully recover just fine from what Mother Nature has thrown at them this past week.
My veggie garden may need a little more TLC in the spring....between the frost heaves and today's flooding I bet I'll need to drag in some heavy bags of mushroom dirt and compost.
That's ok, I need the exercise.
I had a very lazy day, watching the storm rage outside my window.
And I'm ok with that.
I've earned it.