My World Is A Flood: April 30

As the city leaders play ping pong with balls of flood information, clean-up times and the blame game, water in the rural area continues to rise.

Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.
Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.

The marker in front of the dead tree is showing the yard is about 5-and-a-half-feet underwater.   One issue the flood brings us is this area is prime for a full sun garden.  Sweet corn and pumpkins grow awesome here, but the risk of flooding all summer and a late planting creates a bit of a gamble.  So the full sun wiffle ball field it is.

Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.
Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.

At night it is quite gorgeous with the light reflecting off the water.

Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.
Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.

I swear the frogs are out too.  Last night it sounded like a swamp with all the different nocturnal animals.

Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.
Photo taken April 30, 2013, around 7 a.m.
Jason Spiess is executive producer of The Crude Life.  The Crude Life has been recording a daily Flood Photo Journal since April 2, 2013.  For additional flood photos and previous blogs visit www.thecrudelife.com.
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