Last night was the first rainstorm since we've been here. I never heard of rain coming so fast and forceful as it did. Even though the storm lasted only 20 minutes, we got 1.5 inches of rain. I think 1.0 inches of that in 5 minutes. The lawn was a mess. At one of the buildings I saw a delta of 3/4 inch crushed stones moved more than 3 feet away from the bottom of a downspout. Man when it rains here it really rains.
Here are a few shots of the delightful local nature. The first three were taken on the Florida National Trail in Ocala National Forest. This area is quite unlike southern Florida.
|Libby shot this pic of me working out.|