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Fountain at Oso Bay Wetlands, Weather, & 3rd Troll...

We've been getting heavy downpours each morning around 2 a.m. for several days now; saturating the ground. Then...Wednesday ---9-11" of rain fell in a short period of time. Within an hour: flooding streets, closing highways and roadways...even the Naval AIR station shut down because of heavy flooding.  It's to last up until 1 pm Thursday.  Naturally I haven't gone birding in quite a while; sticking close to home and dubbing around the yard [before it got so wet and pools of water lying in the low spots kept me from that]. These photos are all taken from the interior looking out windows. The last droplet is hanging onto a hurricane shutter.





Fountain video has been removed

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TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
Space Cadet


c: early to late 60s



47 comments:

  1. I have been seeing about the texas floods on T.V. I'm glad you are O.K. Was not abe to get your video. I like your flower pots, and hope all your flowers hold up to all of this water.

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  2. Oh my, that's a lot of rain. You're video wouldn't play.
    LOVE that picture of the droplet hanging from the shutter

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    1. Lots of rain for sure. (Deleted video since it's not working for me either)

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  3. Hello,
    I am glad you are safe, that is a lot of rain. We could use some rain here, it has been dry.
    I love those cute frogs near the plants. The Space Cadet troll is cool. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  4. Terrible weather conditions at your home! So sorry that you're having so much inhospitable rain.

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    1. It really IS typical May weather here in the Coastal Bend.

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  5. Wow - you are certainly getting more than your share of rain!

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  6. Wow Anni! I sure hope it has moved past you now, and hope you can get birding again soon!

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    1. I'll arm myself with mosquito repellent & get out soon.

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  7. i check my radar many times a day and I can see you on our radar and we are praying it will come our way and yet it contunes to pour on you and we get not one drop. we have had to add water and add water to the pool and am now ding a rain dance that yours will move here today or it will have to be added today. the bottom of the pool is full of dirt from high winds for days now blowing the black sand like a cloud because of lack of water.. that is a LOT of water in your photos. stay safe ... and you will need the repellent when it stops for sure

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    1. I'll gladly share! Today it's beautiful. I managed a 3 mile walk.

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  8. that is a lot of water. we have been getting a lot too.
    take care

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    1. I guess we should be careful what we wish for...in my case anyway.

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  9. Yucky Mucky! Ever wonder where all the ants and snakes go when it's so wet?? Need hip boots there.

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    1. We call 'em waders here (out west they're hip boots too). Wet & soggy today but, I dI did walk some.

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  10. We have been getting daily rains but NOTHING like what you have been going through. Yikes. Hope you are able to get out soon. That single drop looks so innocent. Cool shot.
    Talked to my sister in Fla yesterday and they are craving rain. Mom Nature seems to thrive on excess.

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  11. Love your raindrop photo but not all that rain you got.
    We desperately need rain here in NO.CA.
    Guess we are in drought season again..boo.
    Love your troll
    Sue

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    1. That raindrop seems to be a majority favorite today.

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  12. I've been hearing about all the rain down in Texas, Anni, and you've been on my mind each time. Rain, rain, go away! Texas sure has had more-than-your-share of crazy weather! May you be back to birding soon. PS~ I love that little green troll!! :-) ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. 👽💚👽...my little alien

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  13. I love your drop of water photo. I drove through Texas when my son was in the army and experienced one of your downpours. A few seconds in it and I was completely soaking wet. lol

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    1. True. And they pop out of nowhere often!!

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  14. Great rainy day photos though I hope it stops now for all your sakes. It rained hard here a few days ago. My hubby to kill time while waiting for the car in the dealership because of some recall issues, went for a walk and slipped in a muddy pool. Socks and shoes have been thrown away. I said maybe we could throw them in the washer but he deemed them too far gone. Happy day to you Anni, with no rain :)

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    1. I'd probably try to wash'em anyway...testing the waters is what makes life interesting.

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  15. WOW.. my aunt lives in Caldwell, Texas, she is getting rain too, but only got 2 inches. She would like more.
    I love the photo of the big rain drop.
    Carla

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    1. I'm not sure where Caldwell is
      Will have to Google.

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  16. Oh my that sure is a lot of rain. Too bad it couldn't be spread out more over time.

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  17. Those photographs really emphasize the impact that the flooding has had on your area. I hope it lets up and allows the waters to recede quickly. I love that shot of the hanging raindrop and the view through it.

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    1. I'm not even going to tell you how many attempts it took to get it clear. lol

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  18. I remember those downpours. One of the worst things was the grass growing and growing and no way to mow, and St. Augustine is such thick grass, too. I love the photos of the situation, especially that one fat drop just hangin' there!

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    1. I don't care for this grass here. At all. But it's green, so I'll take it.

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  19. I have heard of this terrible rain hit your area. I hope it gets better soon. What a huge amount of rain!

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    1. We've had "heavier" storms than this.

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  20. I would gladly take several inches of that rain off your hands. We are in a drought, and need rain so badly.

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    1. Other than standing water here & there, at least the streets are clear now.

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  21. Saw The Hail Stones As Well - And Its Only Going To Become Wilder - Stay Strong And Keep Snapping Photos

    Cheers

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    1. The hail wasn't in our neck of the woods.

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  22. We would love to have had some of that rain. Mother Nature isn't very friendly sometimes.

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    1. It seems there are more & more different disturbances all over these days.

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  23. Yikes. It's so wet! We have been rain free for too long and the grass crunches in spots where the sprinkler doesnt reach. I've seen the (too much) rain covering your area on tv. And one of my IG friends has encroaching water. Mother Nature is not nice some times. And now, the rainy season is about to start for real, and that "H" word.

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