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Old 03-29-2020, 03:03 PM   #1
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Natural disasters and how you cope with her fury.
Be it excessive rain, sleet, or snow...Heat, upheavals or sink holes.
THIS is the place to display your images, discuss your plan of attack against her or perhaps how to live......with her.

Let the floods begin.....
Not in a literal sense per say but with an overflowing variety of blockbusting input.
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:44 PM   #2
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In the beginning....

RIPRAP: Armor, set in place as the subdivision is built, the water level high.
RIPRAP: 1992 Pushed down and lowered as the water level pulls back.
In doing so, it lent way for a much better view of the wonders of nature playing itself out just beyond.

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The red wings singing
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Off shore birds puddling
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and the fish spawning.

Many, many years of freely viewing. And so we did........
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:50 PM   #3
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Spring 2018

I could see it coming. A slight rise in the water level.
By fall, it was licking at the base of what riprap we had.

A suggestion was made by myself to hubby "Hmmm Perhaps we should top off our riprap in case the water continues to rise."

And.......nothing was done
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:32 AM   #4
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Spring 2019

Well we made it through that Winter ok.
I guess you'd call it, the calm before the storm....or so they say.
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Come May, mother nature came in at us in her furry.
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Slashing at the homefront.
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Glass blocks were gathered and set up in what was to become.... the first in a line of defence.
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:11 PM   #5
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The line of defence previous to it's demise.
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Lay scattered and broke. The bed buried in pea gravel needs it's third....unburial. Myself, I too am broke. Been beaten and battered too many times and sure there's more to come. Not a thing I can do to stop her.

A decision is made....
Non native florals, removed and passed on. Soil removed and scattered into low areas.
Brick by brick, now surround the apple tree. More, hold back the soil from entering it's new central bird bath.
Sure looks nice.... something good has come from all this after all....Less soil to weed and a bath to boot!
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:42 AM   #6
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Summer of 2019:
Came and went, flowing in and out as she so chose.
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Come fall....She rose fearless and forcefully to a new challenge.
The line of bricks I had laboriously laid. A mini wall that had held at bay, the remaining rip rap and the flow of pea gravel between, bay and lawn.
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No longer held at bay..... but struck down by the bay, our second line... lay slain!
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:30 AM   #7
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Northernmost line breach
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Midsection dissected
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Pathstones pulled and stacked previous, ascue
And so is the photo for some reason (Sorry but) flipping it beforehand didn't correct it either Hmmmmm
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The South, Pedestals preserved, but it didn't end there
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Driftwood remnants show how high the water level had hit us
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November: Pushing her freezing fingers upon us.
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December: She warms a bit yet continues to raise.
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Full grown trees bear the grunt
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The small, the weak, succumb
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Wow! The last group of photos show the beauty as well as the destruction.
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