Spring in Utah! The middle of a very dry desert that 100,000 years ago was home to prehistoric lake Bonneville. Well, smile you dry skinned lip lickers, the joke's on you because that lake is making a valiant attempt to rise again! It is the very last day of May, and the May flowers are drowning, the ducks are waterlogged, and the rivers have all risen to new heights. There's enough snow left in the mountains to ski till the 4th of July and there's enough water in that snow to fill all the dam's thrice! There is moss growing on the north side of all my tree trunks - and we're NOT in the pacific northwest!
And just because April's over doesn't mean May can't mess with you............it snowed again, then rained, then hailed, then snowed, then.........................................300% of our annual water so far.
On the bright side, I no longer have to walk all the way to the rear of my property to see the water in the River that flows past my property. I can now see it while standing in my kitchen. How charming!
And some of the critters seem to love this new river they have discovered. We have a surfing ibis that never gets weary of landing just at the whitewater fall near the bridge, catching the big wave and with head held high he rides the wave down the river to the center of town. He must not like the noise down there because he promptly returns to the bridge and heads out again. He makes me laugh every time I see him. Hey DUDE! Surf's up!
I dont' know for sure if we need to fret, if we need to sandbag, or if we're in any jeopardy here this spring/summer. All I DO know is that it's very interesting and entertaining to look out my kitchen window and watch the teenage ibis go surfing. Gotta love his sense of adventure!