The slideshow (photos, not video) below is of our backyard and shows you how unpredictable living by a river can be.
The house in the photos is a playhouse my man built for our girls. It
isn't entirely done, which is a good thing since the little house
flooded today. The tree is our 2008 Christmas tree, planted just a few
months ago. The fence you can see is the fencing we just put up for a
2nd garden. It's currently holding building materials from our recent
projects, like the playhouse. Later you'll see that it collapses (and,
lovely!, the building materials are presently floating in the nearby
woods for us to find and gather later).
Updated noon, March 30th…
The last photo shows what we have left from the flood: a lot more sand (we like that) and a lot of work (uh, yeah..not liking that so much). In the photo, you can see our ballerina (11yo) shoveling sand back where it belongs and you can also see the assorted towels/blankets that are drying out on the playhouse and bushes. I totally should have moved them (the towels, not her) before taking this shot.
The river flooded to 17.84' when all was said and done. Normal is 0' to 2' since the river is at sea level, but is a tidal river and raises up 2' with high tide. Our house, FYI, is at 27', yippee.
So, there you go, I thought I'd show you what living on a river can be like!
psst, Full-sized photos may be viewed on my Picasa page, here.