This little bridge is suppose to be going across the stream. But so much water went through, picked up this wooden bridge, not only did it turn it 180 degrees, but carried it "down stream" as well.
This is the new flower bed filled with the burning bush shrubs. It completely took the soil out from under the plants including the mulch and newly laid sod.
You can kind of see the water flow by this picture taken from the back porch. The water goes right under the gate and just flows straight down taking out anything in its path.
Remember the drainage ditch I posted about a few weeks ago??? Well here it is. The water went under the piping and pushed it to the surface. So all the digging, bringing in gravel, and setting the pipe for drainage, all to be done again.
Pretty good view of the run off coming off the hill above our house. The debris is a little more clear in this picture.
And a closer shot of the flower garden. You can see how it just could not hold back the water and soil.
You know, this is nothing. In the big picture this is just nothing. So many people lost their houses to tornadoes, or real flooding. We have nothing to complain about. But in the little picture of life ie, needing something to post about since I failed to take pictures of the family reunion this past weekend, this is what I came up with. I just get frustrated with doing something and it having to be redone. I kind of wish my husband would listen to me a little more, but that's ok. I have the brains, he has the bronze. thank goodness.