Monsoon season, or something

It’s been a weird week – snow, then sun, then melting, and today we had rain, sleet, hail, thunder and lightning, and ice… and it is all supposed to change to snow.  Meanwhile the wind is howling outside and the temp has dropped waaaaay below what it was this morning.  But the real news is that rain.  Because we still have impressive snow piles, when it rains the water has nowhere to go, except to flood our yard…. when we came home late this afternoon in the pouring rain, we found our driveway beginning to flood…. Papa couldn’t make it to the garage because he was wearing sneakers.  I had my trusty red puddle boots on 🙂 Water was rushing down from both sides of the valley.

Papa decided to dig a channel or two into the snow so the water could connect with the river forming down the middle of the yard.  It was really hard work because the snow was so wet and heavy.  I was privileged enough to stay indoors and start making dinner. 

As you can see, the driveway turned into a raging river, with side floods.  The same thing happened, minus snow, on June 8th, remember?  Anyway, the rain kept pounding and the water kept rising.  Soon it covered the sidewalk and flooded the garage. 

Darkness fell, and now I have no idea how it looks out there (and I am NOT going to take a walk to see), so I’ll just have to be surprised when I go out to work tomorrow.  Let’s hope the garage door isn’t frozen shut!  It is now freezing cold out there, so anything is possible.   Meanwhile, the hottest thing around was dinner, which turned out so hot I could barely eat it.  No real recipe here, and it was more colorful than in this photo, but this was brown rice, red lentils, onions, garlic, ginger, potatoes, cabbage, kale, tomatoes, coconut milk, and LOTS of spices…

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9 Responses to Monsoon season, or something

  1. Goodness me that weather sure is intense!!
    When does Spring start happening where you are? Where are you exactly?
    The food looks good – I LOVE the colours and I bet it thawed out your toes.

    • wingraclaire says:

      We are in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; about 40 minutes southeast of the capital Madison. It’s about three hours north of Chicago, if that helps! And yes, it was so spicy it thawed ALL of me!

  2. wei_k says:

    That soup sounds delicious, and very nutritive. The weather sounds disgusting. Especially with the garage flooding! What a bother. 😦
    I hope nothing is too damaged, slippery, etc…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks like you will have a skating rink for a driveway! Is the weather usually this bad where you are?
    ~Felicity at

    • wingraclaire says:

      Things usually start freezing and thawing around this time of year, but it’s never been this bad. All the extra snow we got this year is holding in the rain and snowmelt and it has nowhere to go. We have lived here 14 years and never seen it this bad.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The curry looks great but the weather looks nasty. Could we be living in the same place? Your weather always sounds much worse than ours. Be careful on those roads. (And in your driveway!)

  5. Anonymous says:

    that is some freaky weather. i’m beginning to think freaky is the only kind of weather.
    it’s not fun when you put yourself into a dish only to have it too hot. it looks really good, which isn’t much help to you.

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