Bring on the Wet Stuff – Rain that is!

It’s 6:00 a.m. and I hear the sound of water overflowing a gutter.

The husband is up, dressed and down stairs. I hear the front door open then I drift off back to dream land. Well, that lasted a whole 20 minutes when I hear it pouring down rain and the overflowing gutter – this would be the neighbors gutter not ours – I figure I better get up and go check things out.

There shall be nothing more beautiful than the reflection of water in a rain garden. Yes, even in the dark.

There is nothing more pleasing that a swale that runs and removes unwanted water so it may not end up in your drain tiles in which your sump has to work extra hard to pump it out. This my friends is how my morning started and indeed to was going to be a beautiful day – Mother Nature you can bring it on – rain that is.

Mother Nature did bring it on and the husband shot these of the swale this morning while I was at work. Yes, in the rain which is why there are no photos of the rain garden. Water and a camera not made for such wet outings don’t mix well. The camera is working – kinda – at the moment since it had enough time to dry out – sort of. For your pleasure as well as mine, and a huge thank you to “B”, one working swale.

As I write this my ghetto neighbors are having a ghetto moment. I will not repeat what is being shouted, from across the street, for your ears may burn and fall off.

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2 Responses to “Bring on the Wet Stuff – Rain that is!”


  1. 1 the husband August 28, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    A couple of interesting things…

    The swale was moving so quickly and so well after an additional downpour this afternoon – that one can see (if one enlarges the second picture and looks towards the bottom) that miniature rapids had actually formed near the intake PVC pipe.
    It would have been interesting to have been a miniature rafter riding a miniature raft…

    I also learned, this evening, an important aspect of ghetto-ese. Much like a Gregorian chant – when one is involved in a deriding tirade in the hood, it is prudent to drop one’s tone a half-octave when evoking the word “bitch”.

    Please try this with me (say the first part in a rather high pitched and excited tone – then when you come to the money phrase drop your tone about a half-octave):

    YABBA DABBA DABBA DOOO. YABBA DABBA DAABA
    bitch.

    EENIE MEENIE MINEY EENIE
    bitch.

    Now, wasn’t that fun, informative and interesting?

  2. 2 Nicole September 4, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    You two are hilarious.

    I’ve found that Ghettoese becomes particularly interesting in the octave exchange department when the word “money” is added to the phraseology as in: “Where my muhnay, bitch?”


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