Friday, July 20, 2007

Ummm...Rain Anyone?

Can we say...Torrential downpour? Because that is what we had here in Summerland yesterday. I thank my lucky stars that we were one of few people who's basements remained dry. Many a person had their eyes nearly clawed out in an attempt to get their hands on a pump. This next picture is of our neighbours back yard. Yes, that is a waterfall.



This is Benny just standing in the rain being literally pelted.

Here is the road right beside our house.
This is the mountain across the street from us. Notice the waterfalls. They normally aren't there. How crazy is that?
Poor soggy horsies.

Eventually the sun came out again and people wandered bleary eyed out of thier houses to survey the damage. Our dear friends Steve and Amanda were hard hit by the rain and their apple crop was completely destroyed in minutes. Not only that but their rental property basement flooded and soggified their renters belongings. Brutal. Did i mention this happened on their baby girl's first birthday. What the heck?
Yet, with the loving help of friends and a rainbow to brighten the darkened sky things seem to be not so terrible after all.



10 comments:

Amanda said...

Thank goodness that wet, awful day is done! Thanks for taking such great photos at that partay; again there are many in there I will treasure for life. For liiiiiiiife!

Angella said...

I think you captured yesterday PERFECTLY! :)

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Oh my gosh Christy. That looks like Texas. We made the National News the past few weeks - horrible flooding but over weeks!!! I can sympathize. I read about Amanda at her blog...I feel so bad for the crops! Anyway, love the pics of Amanda and Avelyn with the rainbow. Beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the pictures Christy. We cannot believe how much rain there was. I don't know if I've ever seen that much rain in Summerland before. Good pics, as per usual!

d + r = haye jude fantastico said...

oh my goodness! that's crazy.
did i tell you guys we are moving to kelowna in october? hopefully we can hang out.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful shots to capture the rain. It was pretty wild, here, too. So glad that there was a rainbow.

Poetsch Family said...

Those photos are amazing. Glad your place didn't get flooded, cause I noticed a lot of people on your street had flooded basements.

Matthew Grunert said...

Hey guys! we wanna come back with our kids. Are you guys doing anything this coming weekend?

Kelly said...

THe poor soggy horses comment made me laugh, why? I am so stinking tired today, not that you don't amuse me,but I laughed a little too hard where I had to question myself. Great pictures of Amanda and Avelyn...as usual!

Jennie said...

The picture of your little boy in the rain is just incredible. I love it.

Can I hire you to follow me around and document my boring little life? Although I can only pay you in cupcakes. I hope that's okay :)