Thursday, July 19, 2012

Up the creek - no paddle needed

We're experiencing a vacationer's dream summer - hot, dry, sunny weather. Other than a quick downpour from a thunderstorm yesterday it has been bone dry for weeks, with temperatures in the 32-35C/90-95F range.

This evening I went to see just what the effect has been on a little nearby creek - judge for yourself.

Looking back at the bridge from the middle of the creek
Looking 'upstream'

There's no more debris floating by for these branches to grab
The wildflowers haven't been affected. yet
Although these were more plentiful in previous years
Here and there were pools of now stilled water 


 It remains to be seen whether these pools will also dry completely before the rains replenish the creek. In the meantime, vacationers aren't complaining.

23 comments:

Cloudy said...

Tolle Aufnahmen sind das...

Lieben Gruß
CL

ju-north said...

Wish we could give you some of our rain! Wettest 3 months for many a year here (uk). Btw - love that header!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Heeeey hello there you. Great to hear you've got marvelous wheater....do send some over pleaaase. we've only had rain, rain, rain and some more rain. And it's only 15 C. most of the days. You can spare some can you?

Great to be in your (to me) new space again.
Fijne zomer gewenst met heel veel liefs vanuit hier.
Dagmar

biebkriebels said...

Oh that is bad, you should have some of our heavy rains here. We are soaking, lots of water in the rivers and creeks.

Fábio Martins said...

This is the nature versus nature. It's complicate. Nice shots... i like that pictures with the wildflowers

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Vacationers may be loving the weather but I wonder what the farmers are saying. I live in farming country and although I am not a farmer,I feel closely connected to them. The small pool of water gave some great reflections.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, that is incredible! I know you've had an extremely dry hot summer there. I don't think it's been that bad here, thankfully. Hopefully you'll receive some rains soon.

Su said...

the power of nature is amazing... here the weather is so cold and raining...

the blog is so beautiful with the new pictures on the top...

missed you...

life here was crazy, but now Iam on vacation.

hugs from a friend...

Su.

Stephanie said...

You need rain. The plants seem to thrive still in the dry weather. Stay cool!

Scott said...

I've never thought of shooting a dry creek bed. There are still some pretty flowers around though. I hope it doesn't get too dry.

S. Etole said...

Needing some rain here, too. Interesting photos even without the water.

Muffy's Marks said...

I wish I could share some of the rain we have been getting in Northern Wisconsin, the lake levels have not been this high in years. Everything is green and lush, and I have never seen a better corn crop.

Bitch said...

The weather is changing and the poor nature bleeding!!!

Marty said...

when the weather is so dry and hot, the storms are violents ! ici aussi..
rain and wind cassent tout !
tes images sont très belles and give une idée de la tempête !
hope un temps plus calme revienne chez toi !
many bisous not too warm, il pleut here !

Cheri said...

The only difference between your picture and where we live is that you still have "green" stuff only the banks. Ours is yellow or brown! 106 yesterday 103 today.

Patrick's Garden said...

What a sad, sad time for us all. I'm baking on the prairie as well. I'm worried all the grass isn't dormant, it's dead. There will be a run on grass seed this fall and healthy nursery stock next spring. God help us all.
Patrick

Magia da Inês said...

✿彡✿⊱╮¸.•°
É uma pena que o rio tenha secado,
a paisagem estaria mais bonita.
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
✿彡

Lisa Gordon said...

So glad ou are having good weather this summer!
It has been hot and dry here too. We went almost a month with no rain, and then got some last night. Our plants and grass are hurting pretty badly, so we'll need a lot more.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Vastly different extremes of weather we are both experiencng Rick. I do hope you get some rains to replenish the creeks and cool you all down soon.
Paul

darlin said...

Rick please take some of our rain. Today there were tornado warnings for Edmonton and surrounding areas, the rain pelted down once again but thankfully it's stopped now and no tornadoes set down that I've heard of.

Your photos speak volumes, what are the farmers doing or do they have irrigation systems? I hope it stays nice and warm straight through until the end of August, I'm flying in to Hamilton for 9 days, if not a bit longer. I'm not sure exactly where I'm heading but I'm landing in Hamilton... how's that for trusting a step-sister I haven't seen in almost ten years?

Love the shots, as usual.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, thanks for sharing the pictures. The wild flowers look very pretty.

With temperature 32 -35c, look like you need to make some ice cream to cool down. :)

Have a nice week ahead.

Cat said...

Ugh, I hate that y'all are experiencing a taste of what we've had. It is just so disheartening. Praying that we will all get back to normal very, very soon.

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

You find Beauty all around you. Praying for rain.