We’ve had some heavy rains here in Northern Virginia. To give you human readers an idea of how our small ponds are taking the runoff from their surrounding neighborhoods, here is a set of before and after photos from one of our favorite ponds.
Before ~ June 17
After ~ June 27
So much rain fell in a short amount of time, the pond overflow was even flooded.
That water sure is carrying a lot of soil by the time it hits the ponds. Ol’ Wally here hopes the aquatic bugs in there fare okay, tho he’s hard-pressed to see how the stream critters are surviving this. Tight toes, I suppose. Hope we continue to see dragonflies hatching this summer.