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Monday, November 16, 2015

Mosaic Monday - Some Flooding

We live high on a hill - and are in no danger of being flooded.  So far no buildings have been flooded in any of the locations pictured.  Our rain has let up, but we got about 4 to 6 inches (added to previous high rainfalls for weeks) in just a few days and the rivers overflowed into nearby fields.  
 The main river in our area is the Nooksack - named for a local Native American Nation.  This flooding is north of us - near Lynden, WA.  It is the farmland between the Nooksack River and Wiser Lake.  These are drive-by photos - as there is no place to pull over safely on a very busy hiway.  

They are taken from a roundabout - and Don had to make several circles so I could get the right photos.  He's a very patient chauffeur. 
 The faint white dots in the upper photo - along the ride side far shore are Trumpeter Swans enjoying a new swimming area for them, provided by the flood waters


 And this is south of Bellingham, near Burlington, WA.  This field often has big seasonal ponds on it during rainy season, but nothing like this before that we have seen. 

This flooding is caused by the Skagit(sounds like gadget) River overflowing its banks.

 In the left lower corner is the top of a fence post which is about 4 feet tall, it is almost completely underwater.
 More Trumpeter Swans in the upper photo.  Again - drive-by photos taken from the freeway.
 This is the same farm last September
 And a second farm to the left of the red farm - showing how flat the land is

 Fortunately the house and barns are not flooded


Mosaics are made at ipiccy.com - a free collage site

22 comments:

J said...

Interesting contrast. We have a similar situation. We're up on a hill, but there's a river far below. In the past (usually spring) it has overflowed and made huge areas into ponds like the ones you've shown here. I'm just glad that pretty house and barn weren't affected!

Maggie said...

The flooding must be quite a worry to the farmers. It does make a good picture though. What a patient photographers assistant you have!

Pamela Gordon said...

You sure have had a lot of rain there lately! Such a worry for those in the flood zones too. Your husband is a patient man to take you around (and around) traffic circles for photo ops! Take care. Pam

Powell River Books said...

As we were driving south to Bellingham last night at sunset we could see lots of water in the fields, but nothing as bad as this. One advantage of living ON a lake is that we can rise and fall with the water level. - Margy

The Weaver of Grass said...

That last flooding is absolutely amazing JoAnn. The thing is though, that once the rain stops it usually goes down surprisingly quickly. I do hope the houses were not flooded.

Donna said...

Good to hear you were not directly affected...and hoping there wasn't much damage...Mother Nature can show her wrath.

CountryMum said...

That is a lot of rain, and water. Stay safe.

Montanagirl said...

Wow - that's a lot of water! It provided you with some nice photo-ops though!

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh, a lot of rain and water. We have had some flooding here in England this weekend too, not good is it. Stay safe and dry! xx

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness...I love seeing your area. Even the flooding looks attractive but I sure do home no damage is done. Love the 6th shot and those after it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a lot of water and no where to go! I'm glad your home is high and you don't have to worry about flooding. I love the swans and I'm so glad you got to see them. Have a good week! Sweet you on Wednesday my friend. Hugs, Diane

Kay said...

I hope you two didn't get dizzy driving round and round in the roundabouts!
It's amazing how much water you got from those storms! We've had our share but not nearly as much as you and we certainly don't get flooding like you have. Pretty shots nonetheless.

Julie Fukuda said...

The newspaper recently published a map of Tokyo showing the areas that would be flooded due to the rise in temperature. All those flat areas are wall-to-wall buildings ... and just think of all those subways running beneath. There is some good about living out in the boonies and well above river level.

The Furry Gnome said...

You must live very close to Canada!

Lorrie said...

There has been a LOT of rain lately. I hope the flooding subsides quickly. Your pictures show the extent of the flooding very well.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Too wet! We can't seem to get it right anywhere.. Either too wet or too dry. But it is so lovely in your pictures, even if flooded.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots of the crazy water. A good thing not much damage is done. Makes for good photo ops.
I always ask how you do your artistic mosaics and now I see you added a site. thanks.
The Snow Geese here have moved to a different area---over on Beaver Marsh road. Same road Roozen-gaard is on.
MB

Peggy Jones said...

Hi JoAnn, been a while since I left blogging for awhile and now trying to find all my old favorites. Thank goodness many life yours are still on my favorites list. Your Post for Monday is amazing. So sad to see such flooding but it is there and your photography is amazing. I don't live in a flood area but do live over an earthquake faultline in Kentucky. Blessings to all there.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I hope the rain and flooding has stopped by now. The photos and scenes are still pretty, great drive by shots. I like the swans and the pretty red barn. Have a happy week ahead!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Flooding is a scary thing and although we've been lucky, homes closer to our big inland lake have had problems in the past - usually in spring.
It would be a hardship for a beautiful farm as you've shown in red to experience high waters.
Thank your husband for driving you to take the photos.

Jeanne said...

Great fly by pictures. Hopefully the flooding will stay under control.

ann said...

Red barns and farm buildings are hard to resist photographing aren't they? Lovely photos and I am glad that you remained dry. Here the weather people keep talking about snow. We have seen little. Today very cold and windy. I hate the wind. Stay well, Friend.