I got up this morning only to discover that the pump had flooded.....we have a dug well with a surface pump. If this happens it's usually in the early spring when heavy rains come through. We have been going through another rainy spell; everything is in a state of sog. Dealing with the flooded pump is not that difficult. It just takes throwing the sump pump in the well and draining water below the well pump. Then it's just a matter of resetting the circuit breaker and the over ride switch. Doing it a 6:00AM with no tea is the hard part....that and finding the stupid extension cord and doing it in the rain. Ah well....it's a good time to catch up on the laundry!
We've had so much rain that flood warnings are in effect throughout most of the state. It's not a problem for us as we live on top of a hill.
As is apparent from the picture below I've been working on the flower tower. I may add a bit more but I try to remember to keep decorations on planter fairly simple. Live plants will finish the design. It's fun to be working with big brushes for a change.
I took the fish picture from the deck with my telephoto lens.Sunday was our sunny day so of course I had to take the camera out.
Can you see our little tree frog on the stone? He also was out on Sunday, basking. It's hard to believe that something that small (about 2") can make so much noise. We think of them as a sign that summer is truly here.
I'm spending most of the day making more bird whistles. I'm trying to use up some of the white clay that was given to me. It's fine for non-functional work, and once fires quite nicely, but it sucks dead monkey meat for cups, bowls, etc. It gets so hot in the microwave that a pot holder is needed to handle it, whereas I can hold a microwaved terra cotta mug and it's just warm......says the woman with asbestos hands. At the pottery co-op I was always the one to see if the pots were cool enough to take out of the kiln because I could handle hotter pots than everyone else. I'm not sure that was a good thing!
I am hoping that it will be dry enough tomorrow for us to go to a new pond place (our favorite local guy closed), I dislike driving I 95 when the roads are wet because so much junk gets thrown up that visibility becomes a real problem. We'll see, grasshopper.....we'll see.
Enjoy your day and stay dry.
As always thanks for stopping by..............*s*