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Floods and Mud

By taggart  
Floods and Mud

A huge bit of self-indulgence and an explanation--- offering apologies for this.....

We live near the Conodoguinet Creek (Most rivers in Pennsylvania are referred to as Creeks) .
As you can see, our house sits uphill and over looks two small hayfields. A road runs thru the fields and it is an easy walk to the Covered Bridge.

Once in awhile the Creek jumps its banks and floods the hayfields--giving us Lakefront property. This may last up to 24 hours----LOL
and leaves a patina of mud on everything.

V2 will show the receding flooding. You can piece out the road, and the great (temporary) falls near the bridge.

Tags: Photo journalism General Flooding Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
15 Oct 2013 12:25AM
Floods can be a terrible thing for families wiping out years of memories with lost possessions, thank the lord you were on the hill, the reflections are excellent Jenn, a cracking capture.

Regards

Trev.

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
15 Oct 2013 12:25AM
Something you can live with to live in such a nice place, i am sure!! Nice setting and nice images!!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
15 Oct 2013 12:33AM
Must be worrying Jenn,to see the water level rising !!
Interesting shots.
Mick.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
15 Oct 2013 12:38AM
We watch with fingers crossed--- mostly hoping that no one tries to cross the fields in the dark-- (Can't see the road).

Also, there is a concern that a major flood might take out the antique bridge---one of only a few left .......

not likely to get close to our house!
Jocelia Plus
4 2 1 Australia
15 Oct 2013 1:08AM
Lovely captures Jenn. Fingers crossed about the bridge and neighbouring residents.
Great reflextions………….GrinGrin
15 Oct 2013 4:00AM
Thankfully your home is up quite high. It looks lovely down by the creek but it can be dangerous when the water is high.
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
15 Oct 2013 5:28AM
You have a wonderful house in a spectacular setting, love all the trees... So sad that the floods destroy so much...it has however given you this temporary lake with beautiful reflections. V2 is an amazing scene, hope you all keep safe...
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
15 Oct 2013 5:36AM
Jenn, don't apologize for these. The shots and accompanying commentary are fascinating -- and a bit frightening to think of how close you come to be flooded out.
-=\Walter
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 6:00AM
You make it sound so matter of fact! Two interesting and informative images Jenn, love the reflections in v1!
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 6:42AM
I used to live in a small village by the river Meon in Hamphire. Winter of 1989, it burst its banks and flooded the village. Once the water recedes, mud everywhere,took months to dry out. We moved. Your lucky to be on high ground, so enjoy the view. Good images of nature at work. Peter.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
15 Oct 2013 8:42AM
Don't envy you the mud Jennnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sad
Photography your usual high standard.Smile
Joan
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 8:43AM
No need to apologise Jenn. Despite the floods and mud it still looks like a wonderful place to live.

Phil.
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 9:11AM
No need to apologise, fascinating images and commentary.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
15 Oct 2013 9:36AM
Two beautiful and lovely images,Jenn,V1 is my favorite,
saeid
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
15 Oct 2013 10:38AM
That looks worrying. Very descriptive.
x
Irishkate Plus
5 33 95 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 11:35AM
So glad you are up on a hill!
The floods have given you a photo opportunity but maybe one you could live without!
Great photos of interest to us all.Funny I always thought a Creek was just a little stream!
KateGrinGrinGrin
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
15 Oct 2013 11:44AM
Keep your Wellies on Lass.

Rock
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 12:14PM
Two lovely imagesSmile

Eileen
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
15 Oct 2013 12:57PM
On good thing about the flood plains, it leaves behind some wonderfully fertile soil.
Hope you don't have to depend on this road for getting to and from your house.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
15 Oct 2013 2:28PM
You certainly seem to be having some difficult weather quite early in the season Jennnn. Hope it does not last too much longer.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
psu68 3 1 2 United States
15 Oct 2013 3:08PM
Like your spirit and your decision to post these great photojournalism images. Keep safe.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 3:38PM
I admire you spunk in such testing times Jenn

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
debu 6 India
15 Oct 2013 3:47PM
A couple of good captures.
debu
saltireblue Plus
5 5.6k 33 Norway
15 Oct 2013 3:57PM

Quote:One good thing about the flood plains, it leaves behind some wonderfully fertile soil.

Joline beat me to it, exactly what I was thinking. Good job the house was built high enough to avoid being water-logged, Jennn.

Malc
15 Oct 2013 4:58PM
Wonderful captures although difficult situations!
George
15 Oct 2013 6:47PM
Glad you stayed high and dry in your lovely looking home, Jenn. Smile

P.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
15 Oct 2013 6:50PM
House was built in 1860----
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
15 Oct 2013 7:18PM
You chose the location of your house well Jenn! Very interesting set, and I love the reflections in V1.
Rende
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 7:45PM
Very interesting images Jenn; must be frightening at times for you. However, the up side is you are able to capture brilliant images such as these!
Carol
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 8:22PM
Interesting and impressive images, you live in a lovely place.
Nigel
15 Oct 2013 9:13PM
Lovely to see your home Jenn, but not in these circumstances,

Take care. Myra
15 Oct 2013 9:27PM
Great shots Jenn. Hope the waters go down soon with not too much mess. Thankfully your lovely house is on a hill. Cathy
15 Oct 2013 9:34PM
Lovely captures and interesting write up, pleased you are high up
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 11:15AM
Both images are amazing...
Full of good content, good green, and both very well photographed. Grin
IB
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
16 Oct 2013 12:36PM
Two excellent images documenting the recent flooding, at least your house is high up and away from the floodplain!
16 Oct 2013 11:04PM
A beautiful place where you live Jennn!Smile As for the water ... sometimes it is very unkind!Sad
Regards Valery
Potra 3 Venezuela
21 Oct 2013 1:59AM
You have a spectacular backyard Jenn, I can imagine the many butterflies that choose to land there.
M

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