We have been lucky here so far because while we have had a lot of rain of the past 48 hours we have not lost power. There has been a bit of wind but nothing of any consequence so I am hoping that continues to be the case.
The rain eased off for about an hour this afternoon so I shot this video of our backyard ‘lake’. I was standing on the verandah.
The view at the beginning of the video is where the water comes out of the drain which runs under our driveway. It is not much more than a trickle when I took this but earlier in the day you could have white-water rafted from the top of our driveway to the rainwater tanks if you were feeling adventurous! While some of this water is what falls on our property, the majority comes from the top of the escarpment which forms the rear part of our property, via a couple of substantial waterfalls, then heads down the roadway until it reaches a low point – the puddle near the western boundary of our place and the neighbour’s property and thence into the lake.
When we travel to the USA later in the year, I am hoping to see some of the famous fall scenery in New Hampshire and Vermont. We will probably be a little early for the best of it but I am sure we will see some, especially in the mountains and northernmost areas.
In the meantime, here is a glimpse of autumn in our own backyard – literally.
It is only one tree, a liquidamber, but it in a climate that does not have many deciduous trees that produce a colourful autumn display it makes a lovely contrast to the surrounding evergreens.