Sunday, August 2, 2009

Soggy Thistle and the Deafening Roar

We've had so much rain the overflow is pounding down the spillway into the lower reservoir. The water is up over the beach sand but no swimming is allowed so it doesn't matter much. Gizzy is scouting around the thistle checking for new and exciting smells.

Table by the water anyone?

Right now the thistle is only soggy and drooping. Hopefully, the blooms will be able to keep their heads above water if it rains again and the reservoir rises. The finches that flit about in the trees here do love thisle.


chicamom85 said...

Find anything good Gizzy?

licks and sniffs, Sasha

countryliving said...

Do you have squites?

Gloria said...

What a soggy place that is. Gizzy must have gotton some real wet feet!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Gizzy I asked Mom in an email about rain up your way...I should have check the Gizzy chronicles first...Rain is a 4 letter word in your neck of the woods.
Great picture though..I'm glad y'all were on high ground.
Madi and Mom

Gizzy's Mom said...

Note from Gizzy: My feet are always wet and muddy now when I come in. Mom says I gots smelly feets that smells like "wet dog" 'n she says G-O A-W-A-Y. I sez: C'mon. I'm wet. I'm a dog. So what. Let me up on that bed ... huh? .. huh?

Dory's Backyard said...

Watch our Gizzy...or you may get a B-A-T-H..Aaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!


Kathy said...

That looks bad when a reservoir is overflowing and the picnic table is drowning, too!
I have never seen thistle plants droop from too much rain! It is quite the opposite out west. By August they are all dried up and ready to burst their fluffy seeds inside.
Giz, maybe August will be a little drier buddy!