It's the day after Tropical Storm Hanna dumped lots of rain on our area, and I am checking the rain gauge. Just less than 5 inches of rain fell at our house, but our county was one of the most affected by the storm in all of the state. Many areas received closer to 10 inches of rain.
We did not have high winds, so only a few tree branches came down. We are grateful that the rain started slowly. It softened up our ground for the big rains that came in the afternoon. The ground was rock hard because we've had a dearth
of moisture since July. Many trees are stressed in the area, and our big elm tree had already shed a lot of leaves as it does when there is little rain in August.
Yesterday was the first anniversary of the passing of our grandma, and Mom wanted to put flowers on her grave. She waited until late afternoon to do so--once the rains had subsided. She had to take an alternate route because some of the roads were closed from swollen creeks flooding the pavement.
Today is beautiful, but after inspecting the yard, I decided that I wanted to nap on my bed inside.
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