Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Flooding....


Click to enlarge for better viewing.I really had plans to post some other photos, but we went for another drive today...on the way out of town we went down by the Wabash River. I wanted to take a photo of the railroad over the river that was in the photos on my blog on April24 of this year.
This is showing some more of the farmer's fields under water...
And if you click on the photo below, you will see a 'family' of bats up in the very top of the roof...I happened to notice the bat guano on the floor of the covered bridge and looked up and there they were. This is the best I could do, but it isn't too bad of an effort. I do not know what a group of bats is called and I actually wondered if this was a family. I think there are seven of them...

The photo above is the covered bridge at Bridgeton and down below is the old mill at Mansfield. I have seen these two places in all kind of weather after lots of floods, but I have never seen the water this muddy! We had more rain last night, but I think about an inch was all we got.

6 comments:

Carletta said...

Wow Rose - a really nice series of photos even if the circumstances aren't so pleasant.

Baba said...

A wonderful series of photos.
I love the bridge and the reflection in the water in the first photo!

Neal said...

I've been to that bridge several times. I've always loved covered bridges. I believe a group of bats is called a colony but don't quote me on that. :)

Rose said...

Neal, I am pretty sure you are right--I could not think of the word and was and still am too lazy to look it up.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Heelo Rose..
What a lot of water you have there, these summer flash floods do great damage.. but also make interesting pictures. It sure gets it across to me how bad the rain as been. I saw the bats... nice and dry.. just think of all the insects they will be catching.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I don't know of any covered bridges around here. I think they're beautiful. I hope those bats are enjoying all the mosquitoes that must be breeding in all that water.

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