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It rained in the night—
two inches,
which is a lot
lately; lately
being in the last couple of years.
Must have been more rain upstream
because Doe Creek,
which has been “bone dry,” as we
say around here,
was out of its banks by daylight.
It was a thrilling day.
Rain gushed through outlets
into the Big Pond.
The forecast is for big promises
of rain,
thunderstorms,
all week. Sadie,
who has been walking across the pond,
may be in for a surprise!

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That strip of orange beneath the horizon…that’s water!

By evening,
the orange and pink sky
reflected brightly in standing water
along Doe Creek.
And the little peeper frogs
had come up from the dry places
to sing.