Posts tagged ‘Rain’

Raining on Joel

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The “Joel Poinsett” statue stoically survives the rainy weather. The rain was badly needed after a dry spell, but the weekend forecast calls for enough rain that may cause more floods in the Upstate area. Many weekend events and festivals have closed due to a high chance of dangerous road flooding with moisture being brought in by the Atlantic storm Joaquin (but no serious winds forecast).

Rainy Days and Mondays…

Thinking of the old song “Rainy Days & Mondays always get me down…”, nothing can be done about the beginning of the work week, but the rain is another story! Simply put on some protective gear and go outside to play in the rain on your bicycle.   And what kid doesn’t enjoy splashing in the puddles?

Even so, I wouldn’t recommend this when there may be lightning or high winds like the storms predicted for today.  This photo was taken on a previous calm rainy day.

I didn’t have the setup for a proper self-portrait in the heavy rain, so this is only a low resolution picture.

Wet Seat

“Joel Poinsett” had to sit on a wet bench this weekend, because there was more rain than usual.  The rain is welcome however.   The last report from the SC Climate office listed Greenville county as having a moderate drought condition.  The statue of Joel Poinsett is located in front of the Poinsett Hotel on Main Street.

we need rain

The low water dam with no water running. This photo was taken by Denton Harryman.

I took this photo a couple of days ago and as you see we really need rain. Since this photo we have received a little moisture and the river is flowing across the low water dam again. Hopefully we will receive more rain and this will be a onetime photo.