7/04/2010...Creek with Little Water-Rocks Exposed
7/8/10 - Creek Water after Rain #1-Hoodoo with Fewer Rocks Exposed
Genie’s Cooling Chair with Rock Table after Rain #1
Limbs of Tree Touching Ground from All the Rain after Rain #1
Close-Up of Tree Branch after Rain #1
NOW GET READY FOR THE BIG CHANGE AFTER RAIN #2
7/9/10 - Partial Hoodoo with No Rocks Exposed
Genie’s Chair but No Table Exposed
How in the world my cooling chair managed to survive that onslaught of rushing water without ending up in the Maury River I will never know....guess I was just lucky! It is amazing what two HEAVY rains in less than 24 hours can do for an almost dry creek. We were desperate for rain, and it finally came with a vengeance. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our prayers were answered. The birds, bees, flowers, grasses, trees, and of course, Buddy and I, are so happy.
Our family and friends delight in building hoodoos in our creek and along the river. In a good year, before they are washed away, we can have as many as a dozen all up and down our creek. If you are curious about the “hoodoos”, here is the definition:
A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney, and earth pyramid) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Hoodoos consist of soft sedimentary rock topped by harder, less easily-eroded stone that protects each column from the elements.
~And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. Gilbert K. Chesterton