Readers might recall that the pond at the west end of our patch is very old and full of silt. Most summers it dries all the way out, and we place various junk on its flat bed to use as targets when shooting. But today, after more than five inches of rain (though I don’t know how much more because our rain gauge only measures up to five inches), the pond is as full as it’s been in at least ten years. Targets I placed on the far side of it are now under water.
I stopped to photograph the pond this evening as I was mowing. I’m hoping to stay ahead of one of the greenest springs we’ve seen in a while. Next door neighbor Mike was doing the same, and we stopped to talk briefly about it, and about how sick Abby has been. I told him that she may be able to come home in the next day or two if she continues to improve. My readers know how relieved I am to be able to deliver this news.