"The rain is raining all around" *
Mother Nature has been doing her laundry again, and must have a huge amount to do. She started throwing out the wash-water last night, tubs and tubs of it. I could hear the washtubs clanging and banging most of the night; I don't know what her tubs are made from, but they create sparks when thrown together and make a terrible noise.
Since midnight, according to my online Weather Bug, we've received well over 3" of liquid sunshine, and it's still coming down. The county in which I live is under a flood watch until Sunday night, as is most of central Arkansas. There is just so much water the ground can absorb.
I had occasion to drive across one of the Arkansas River bridges on Thursday, and the river was, as they say, "high." We've had a wet Spring. With runoff from the rain that has fallen today, flood control procedures are in place, I'm sure. Thank goodness for the locks and dams which put some restraint on the flow of the water. Even with the dams in place, I've seen the river overflow its banks several times; let's hope that doesn't happen this time.
Fortunately, I completed most of my errands yesterday, so I can enjoy watching the rain without having to get my tootsies
* "Rain" from "A Child's Garden of Verses"- Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)