Meramec River After the Rain

June Flood
After 8 inches of rain here in Steelville, the Meramec river and all the creeks around town were full to overflowing.  I headed down to our river frontage here at Peaceful Bend this morning, just about when the Meramec was cresting and snapped a few shots of the scenery down there.

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Of course, Pepe came along to inspect the waters too! He was happy to lap up some of that muddy water too – guess it must have been extra flavorful stuff!

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Our river neighbors wisely hung their chairs out of the way of the rising waters. When the river isn’t flooded the seat of those hanging chairs are about mid-chest height on me.

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So I think only the squirrels will be using these chairs today!

June Flood
This delicate little Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) is holding up well despite the torrential rain and flooding. Mother nature always has a few surprises up her sleeve, doesn’t she?!?

The sun was out here at the winery by 10am so we are hoping to dry out a bit now. Perfect weather for kicking back with a glass of wine!

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

2 Replies to “Meramec River After the Rain”

  1. Hot!! Hot!! Hot!!! With lots of humidity. We were going to take a trip to the mountains in NC to get some relief, but I see on the weather maps that it is just as hot there!!

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