What a wet and rainy fall we've had here thanks to the Pineapple Express, which has caused "Atmospheric Rivers" to pass through multiple times. It sounds frightening, this latest weather buzzword. Whoever heard of rivers in the atmosphere before 2021? But here we are, with rivers running above us, dropping huge amounts of rain on this whole corner of the Pacific Northwest.
So far Morse Creek, which runs behind our house on its way to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, has swelled and is rushing hard. Since it has a big enough place to dump its water in the Strait, so far we seem to be okay. But just in case, let's say a prayer, think positive thoughts, and knock on wood. We still worry of course, as we are in what's known as a 300 year flood plain. We are super thankful for our flood insurance policy, which gives us peace of mind at night when we can hear the rain pounding on the roof as we try to sleep.
I thought I'd put a few photos here to update you all on the rain situation and also so our family can look back later on, to remember this time when we had crazy weather. We do enjoy looking back to recall what happened when.