Saturday, September 10, 2011

Seven Days of Rain




I  saw something yesterday that startled me...


my shadow.

After a solid week of rain the sun came out, on and off, for a few hours yesterday.


 
Suddenly everything seemed strung with diamonds.

I took advantage of the break to drive down to Burnside Bridge to get a look at Antietam Creek.



I was surprised to find that although the water was high and fast, the creek is still within its banks.  North and east of us there has been a great deal of flooding.

A week of rain brings with it more than just hight water...



seems everywhere one looks...



one finds mushrooms sprouting.


Many of them are quite large and formed in fairy rings both compact:




small:

 



medium:




and large:




With rain continuing until next Tuesday...


the New York monument may be absorbed by this rapidly growing battlefield visitor.



Looking for sunshine,
just north of Sharpsburg,

Ranger Mannie







.

2 comments:

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Gosh. We could use a little rain here.... just a little.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there is a fungus among us...Squashed quite a few fungi here at the family compound last evening. Aaaahhh...country livin'!!

Cousin Sharon