Here are some pictures to go with yesterday's water musings. Last night, an incredible downpour of about two inches of rain transformed the look of the landscape from deep winter to spring. Of course, spring is a long ways away, but this was a preview.
There were dozens of animal trails uncovered, meandering little furrows that must have created a labyrinth under the deep snow. Mist curled over the ground, the air so moist that it felt like breathing over a cold air humidifier.
One of the the most prominent sensory experiences outside today was the ROAR of the stream down the back hill. Given the mild temperature and diminished snow cover, I ventured down the bank to take a look.
Water's power should never be underestimated. Most of the time, this is a pretty sleepy little stream. Surely there are a lot of flooded basements around here today.