Yesterday morning, the impending weather looked so bad that I gathered DD from school at 10 AM. We spent about forty minutes in the basement, just before noon, waiting out a tornado warning. We did get some high winds and there was some major damage south of us, but the only ill effect for us was a lot of rain. DD spent time in the afternoon playing in the puddles. After 5:00, we were outside picking up trash and she had more fun with all the water.

had LOTS of rain

This shows you why a particular large project is on our list of things “to do.” We need to remove all the plants from this garden which sits in the center of the driveway, add a LOT of topsoil, then replant. The center of the drive is lower than that driveway. When we get a lot of rain at once, it puddles like this. Thankfully, it drains quickly, but what a mess until it does. The problem is a result of the age of the driveway. Over many, many years, it has had a lot of rock put on it and eventually the drive has become higher than the middle.

she dubbed them "perfect puddles"

In the meantime, it’s a lot of fun for DD. 🙂 ~~Rhonda


  1. Genny
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s a nice reflection pool for the house. Some people pay big bucks for those !

  2. Carolyn
    Posted May 10, 2009 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    I was thinking this may be a good spot for a pond! It would save you a lot of work/money hauling in more dirt and your driveway wouldn’t be the path of the rain and get full of potholes! Of course a pond isn’t cheap! LOL! But ponds are great!

  3. Mary
    Posted May 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I was thinking the same thing – just take advantage of the natural pond. Add a few gold fish and some lily pads.

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