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