Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lots of Rain in SLO

It's been pouring here in San Luis Obispo. Over a 12 hour period, we received 3 inches of rain making the total since Friday at 4 inches. Lots for the central coast of California!
This is the creek that runs behind our home...usually nothing more than a trickle. Now take a look!
And its running...
We drove over to Avila Beach to see the waves...
There is such a force behind these waves... nothing like a tsunami but still powerful.
View from Joe Mamma's ... huge waves for Avila Beach!
Apple orchard under water...
San Luis Creek...this runs through Old Downtown San Luis Obispo. And believe me it's really running now!
Even the ducks decided to stay out of the water...
The walkway is flooding from so much rain water in the creek.
The rain is expected to continue all week with the only break on Tuesday. On the positive side, our lakes will be filled to capacity this summer and our mountains are so beautiful and green. Sorry for the picture quality...it was a "moving" picture as we driving along the highway. To clarify, Jim was driving, I was the one taking the pictures!
It's an excellent day to be quilting!

Life is good...

Hugs,

Elaine

7 comments:

Rosa Robichaud said...

OH MY GOODNESS - there IS a lot of rain in your area!!!!

I know that I tease you, at times, but SERIOUSLY, I can truly see the difference in the creek that's now a river!

BTW, I just LOVE those waves - what force, eh?

Once again, Elaine... I truly do love to read your blogs! Tks for sharing!

Rosa

Jeanne Lex said...

Almost end of March showers
bring April and May flowers.
Mother Nature is quite powerful and has a mind of her own.
Thinking of you, Elaine, and hoping you keep safe - thanks for sharing...

Jan said...

Man, you really got it. We're still waiting here. We had a really sever prediction, but nothing has materialized.

Merilyn said...

Lots of rain here too, and it's predicted to last all week! The weather is doing some weird stuff lately!!!

karenfae said...

it seems like we never get just a little rain does it. I hope you don't live anywhere near a mudslide area! The river (creek) is pretty but none of us want flooding. A rainy first day of spring huh.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

imquilternity said...

I live in Thousand Oaks and we're getting a deluge also! I just love the SLO and surrounding area. We stop at Avila Beach for lunch quite often...it's beautiful there. (You're right...those waves are huge for that area.) And we often go for apples in See Canyon. I hope you remain safe and warm!Are you getting any quilting/sewing done? :)

Mary said...

And I thought we had a lot of rain near Portland! We've had rain just about every day this month and it's well past our average amount but nothing like what you were slammed with. I hope there's not too much damage.