Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rain...yes, rain...

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We finally got some rain around here...lots of rain for us: 4 inches.  It was very much needed.  I was beginning to think we were going to have another dust bowl around here.  The wind has been awful, and I was told by a friend that it would not stop blowing until we had some rain.

Rain gauge...the water is right at the 4 inch mark.  

I donned my rain boots, and went out this morning to see what the rain did to our little town.

I actually got to wear these boots somewhere other than my garden.  I had a lot of comments on them from other people. 
One bad thing about getting so much rain at one time is the flooding that follows.  Our poor land does not know how to handle so much rain in so little time, so we have had flash flood warnings.  Water has been up over the curbs, trees and fences have been knocked down, but we have escaped anything like that around our house.

Spring River by the museum...see the walking trail to the is all under water.

The debris on the fence shows how high the water actually got...  It had receded quite a bit by the time I got there.

The golf course.

Love the rain! So do the plants...

Good, good rain...

My hollyhock in the backyard.

The cat went out, then came back in...I don't think she knew how to handle all the rain either.  She climbed on her stool by the window, and looked forlornly outside...
Longing to go outside...

I bet Maggie is saying...Whahhh, I want to go outside...not really, she was just yawning.  My what big teeth you have...

On a good note, cloudy weather brings out the desire to bake things.  I thought some pancakes sounded good.  Actually, my reason for making pancakes was two-fold.  I wanted pancakes, but my online photography class's challenge theme is eggs, so I had to get a picture with eggs in it.  Like the old cliche says, "Kill two birds with one stone."  I made almond flour pancakes, since I cannot have wheat flour.


The pancakes were a little crumbly, probably because I used almond flour that I made myself, which is not as fine as store bought.  But they were nutty, and delicious.  Here's the recipe if you want to try making some of this deliciousness for yourself:

1 1/3 cup almond flour
2 eggs
2 Tbs. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 cup almond milk

Delicious for sure.  We are so thankful to have the rain.
Be blessed.


Beverly said...

Your pancakes with almond flour look delicious! Thank you for the recipe to try.

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