Rain is quite unpredictable in the mountains. Other areas of our community received six inches of rain. The county had widespread flooding with several roads closed due to high water. The French Broad Basin flooded fields and roads and isn't expected to crest until this evening.
The rain stopped during the night last night and today is sunny although quite chilly for our area. On a clear day after a heavy rain, we always go visit waterfalls. Because of the flooding and treacherous trails, we did not do any hiking. Fortunately Looking Glass Falls is right off a highway overlook with no muddy trails to contend with.
There was lots of water, but we have actually seen the falls with greater volume.
The water crashes into the basin below.
A beautiful sight indeed.
The rain eliminated the deficit for the year and we are very happy the trees will get a good drink before winter. But it was a lot of rain in a very short period of time. Always complaining, aren't we? We get rain and then complain because it wasn't spaced out to our satisfaction.
I've mentioned before that our dogs do not like the rain. I will add that we do not like having to dry off two wet Golden Retrievers everytime they come inside.