Sunday, November 12, 2006

When The Rains Came


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This past week we've been slammed with what the meteorologist called "The Pineapple Express," an extreme rain front brought in from the far Pacific. Outlying areas of the Puget Sound region have been hard hit by flash floods and rivers overflowing their banks. Homes flooded and foundations of a fewl homes eroded to the point of near collapse. People were trapped in vehicles carried away in torrents. Mount Rainier National Park roadways and facilities were so greatly affected that closure of some areas is expected to last through the end of the year. Here in the city of Seattle itself the effects were not so greatly felt. The rains and wind have knocked most of the leaves from the trees, so many streets and sidewalks now look "paved with gold."

11 comments:

edwin s said...

Lovely shot Kim. I love how you captured the ripples of the raindrop.

Anonymous said...

tres belle photo. ce reflet est magnifique et tres bon post.
bon dimanche


very beautiful photograph. this reflection is splendid and very good post. good Sunday

Anonymous said...

Colour, light, mood, beautiful!

Anonymous said...

very attractive photo!
glad to know that your area is not affected so much by the bad weather.

Marie McC said...

Beautiful photo. Sad that it accompanies such catastrophe. Keep safe, Kim.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain to a lesser extent down here where I live in NW Oregon. Your photo captures the rain and leaves beautifully, and your words capture the bad side of what the weather has been causing.

Nathalie said...

I love the name Pineapple Express (almost as nice as Kirribili)and the photo too. Fantastic!

Lavender Lady said...

What a beautiful photo. I love the water with the reflections.

luggi said...

Beautiful!

Kim said...

Thanks so much for leaving your kind observations and comments!
-Kim

John - Melbourne said...

Love water ripples, they are so calming. I posted one not long ago on my 'Other' page.