Saturday, October 12, 2013

After the Rain

We had two days of steady rain. Given that we were working with a 5-inch rain deficit for the year to date, the rain looked like a good thing. But on Day Two a lot of streams and creeks started rising over flood levels and basements started taking on water. Luckily there was no Day Three; today dawned overcast but rainless, and gradually the sun poked through the clouds. On the way to the grocery store I got some shots of the aftermath here in Shippensburg, which was really only damp ground and a swollen but non-flooding creek.

Branch Creek at King St., swollen by two days of steady rain
The beginnings of the creek in the Dykeman Spring wetlands
The clouds begin to break
Near the end of the meadow the Sun breaks out and brightens things up
Naturally, all this talk about "after the rain" and all reminds me of a song, in this case "A Pause in the Rain" by one of my favorite (but now unfortunately defunct) bands - Shadowfax. Enjoy!

Photos © 2013 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Everything is nice and green! Love the song...

  2. Taxi cabs can get you to a place so you don't have to pay for parking and worry about all kinds of parking tickets, drinking violations, and other problems that might come along the way. The only thing is, that they are not always just driving down the street at any time that you might just walk out there and try to hail it. They are not obligated to check for you.
    Defensive Driving Course in McDonough Ga
    Defensive Driving Course in Henry County
    Defensive Driving Course in Henry County Ga