Summer of the rain

This summer has been anything but summery.  I think we’ve had 40 straight days of rain.  Not exaggerating.  The Savannah River is flooded.  Snakes and alligators are making their homes in people’s yards because their habitat (the river bank) is displaced.  We went almost 2 weeks without mowing the lawn because it has been too wet!  At one point I lost Bella in the backyard because the grass was so tall.

Last Sunday I woke up and it was overcast.  I haven’t bothered to check the weather forecast because it has literally said “rain” for the past month.  This afternoon after one of our usual torrential downpours, the sun peaked out for about 30 minutes.  I decided I’d had enough of being stuck inside so I grabbed my camera and headed out to take advantage of the light.   I made it downtown and drove around a bit before it started sprinkling again.  Then the sky turned dark and it was full on storming.  Delightful.

I stayed out anyway to take some pictures of the equestrian side of town.  It was a little break in my monotony to see how the “other half” lives.  Apparently having a “grand entrance” to your 500 acre estate is how you know you’ve made it.

Eventually the rain stopped and the sun peaked out again as I was driving home.

It was not an altogether miserable way to spend the afternoon, but I have never been more ready for a drought.

Tags: Aiken, Photography

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    • Kaysie Garza
    • July 22, 2013

    Thank you! I'm proud to have figured it out but ashamed that it took me like 4 hours. I don't have photoshop so I literally do all my blog things in Powerpoint and it's a difficult, blurry process. And the freaking rain. It's like that in Florida still too. I work for a cruise and someone asked me the other day “why is the water so brown? I'm never coming back.” And I was like, woman, it's been raining since the 1st and the ocean isn't exempt.

    • Pamela Baker
    • July 22, 2013

    Girl, I am sick of this rain!

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