One of the joys of living on the Wet Coast of Canada is all the rain.
Not so much.
The dampness really gets to me sometimes. Even on days when I wouldn’t expect to feel chilly, I’m cold, and that’s mostly because the ground and the trees are wet from recent rains.
The farm where I keep my horse has a creek running through it. When we get multiple days of heavy rain, the creek will overflow. The pasture will be underwater from both the accumulation of heavy rainfall plus the flooding creek. Ducks and Canada Geese will be swimming around the pasture.
After a few days of no rain, the water will subside, just soaks back into the earth I suppose.
Here are some photos I took at the farm on December 14, 2019.
Just for some perspective, I’m standing on a hill where the barn is looking down at the pasture, maybe a 30 foot drop.
Taken on December 21, 2019.
And this is from December 23, 2019. The water in the pasture is starting to recede.
Here’s a video from my dash cam I posted on YouTube on December 20, 2019. Sorry about the Christmas music on the radio. T’was the season!
This street I’m driving down has gate barricades the city locks shut if the river overflows onto the road. The river was high that day (and probably still is today!) but not cresting the bank. The ditches on this road are scary because they’ll swallow a car, and as you saw in the video, flooding the adjacent fields.
Now let’s fast forward to 2020 and more rain. Here’s the lower pasture on January 7, 2020.
Happy ducks and Canada Geese hanging out.
They take flight when they spot me standing on the top of the hill. That property in the background is on the other side of the creek, nothing to do with the farm where I board my horse. Neighbors. The creek is on the other side of the trees and bushes.
I’ll end with a few pictures from the other side of the pasture. Almost looks like a river is circling the field.