Full to the brim

22 08 2022

Have I mentioned the recent GREEN in Spring Creek Basin? Yes? Oh, good. … ‘Cuz it’s there. πŸ™‚

Along with a little of this:

Two perspectives of Spring Creek, flowing with rainwater, the day before yesterday. The first image is directly as the road crosses the creekbed/arroyo; the second is just to the right – water flowing toward us. Interestingly, the road was dry to this point, but clearly it had rained in the northern and eastern (at least) regions of Spring Creek Basin. By this point, the major arroyos of the basin have converged (though there are still some that feed the creek’s westward drainage). The water was neither high (deep) nor terribly fast, but I didn’t cross. There are times to respect Mother Nature’s obstacles, and I deemed this to be one of those times.

Also a good bit of this:

This is the pond near the hill we call Flat Top. It’s rare to see it so full of water that it backs up so far to the right.

And this is the east-pocket pond, way back in the far eastern region of Spring Creek Basin, also full to the gills.

The pond pix were taken the day before those of Spring Creek running, which was the day after I got soaked going into the basin and getting caught in a lovely little drenching that did NOT go ’round. πŸ˜‰

All the ponds are so excellently full; the above two are just examples.

So grateful. So very, very grateful.


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18 responses

22 08 2022
axelsmom20

Right now there is a nice steady rain falling here in NY! And we are as grateful for it as you are!

22 08 2022
TJ

Very nice!

22 08 2022
Sue E. Story

Wow, TJ. That is amazing! And wonderful. Love to see water running in that arroyo once again…although like you, we would decline to cross it in that state! Everything just looks SO good out there. I noticed when I checked the radar a couple of days ago that it looked as though something was going on in Disappointment. So, so grateful right along with you!

22 08 2022
TJ

It’s a crazy swirl of rain in *places* and not in other *places*! And you never know what you’ll find – water running or dry ground. Fortunately, *our place* has had just enough to turn green and … well, rosy! πŸ™‚

22 08 2022
Trish

This is so amazing! What a wonderful way to be heading into fall season with so much greenery available. I would even recognize the place these days !

22 08 2022
TJ

Oh, you’re not kidding. Like last summer, it’s such an amazing relief to have had monsoon rains this summer. We were SO dry. I wouldn’t say it’s *lush* by any means, and most of the lower valley is still pretty brown and dry, but the basin seems to have been well placed for good rains. You’ll just have to come visit again this fall. πŸ™‚

22 08 2022
Karen Schmiede

Very thankful for the green and the water! Hope it keeps up!

22 08 2022
TJ

Me, too – in both regards! No water is bad water in the desert. πŸ™‚

22 08 2022
lovewildmustangs

So good to see!!!

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22 08 2022
TJ

It’s pretty amazing. πŸ™‚

22 08 2022
Hutch

I love to watch it wake up and turn green again.
Enough rain to fill the reservoirs…

23 08 2022
TJ

Oh, man, so do I. πŸ™‚ The rains – brief, sporadic and scattered as they are – have been life-giving to this desert.

23 08 2022
Pat

Water full to the top is so great!

23 08 2022
TJ

It’s AMAZING! πŸ™‚ I love, love, LOVE to see them so full!

25 08 2022
Ginger Fedak

So wonderful that the monsoonal rains have finally hit your little corner of the state! And, I hope they also filled the catchment systems! ❀️

28 08 2022
TJ

Every drop of rain fills them a little bit closer to full. πŸ™‚

27 08 2022
TamrahJo

There are areas of infrastructure here around me that were installed in the 1950s to manage the flow of water, when heavy fast rains came – embankments, terraces, water hole captures built where they naturally occurred, anyhoo – that show water in them for first time in so many years – All while I hear tales from those who live in areas/houses where ‘flooding’ has never been a problem, but they built for ‘ease/look’ look and without checking? Ripped out ‘humps/ripples’ on the place – that have been dry overall, since the 80s – sigh – I’m fully of sympathy, but not empathic – simply because – well – if something is man made on the homestead finally sold after folks lived there for over a 150 years (family generations) – um, perhaps, those things are there for a reason??? sigh – sigh – sigh –

28 08 2022
TJ

In these changing times, we all have to evolve and adapt to the changes. Nature always tries to right herself.

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