J.M.W. Turner's "Chichester Canal" at the Tate Gallery, London

Monday, August 23, 2010

Après le déluge

Rain began falling on Sunday at 6am, and kept raining all day long. All that water, and it was much; how much? this much:

wrought many changes with the volume of water and the subsequent modification in its course and speed. Our beautiful swimming hole is now inundated.

By one measurement, 6.14 inches of rain fell in Phoenicia. Our home-made measurement was 8 inches of rain. If one inch of rain equals one foot of snow ...

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