Into each life a little rain must fall but what about chocolate milk?

United States
February 3, 2016 11:34am CST
We had a lot of rain during the night, it came down hard for several hours. Lots of places in our county are flooded, school is out for the day (of course) and there are now lakes where ponds used to be. We are lucky in that the people who had this house built had a French drain and sump pump installed plus the basement was done with B-Dry and that set them back a pretty penny. But it means no water in the basement thank goodness. I just went out with Ruby for a while and had to take this photo. It is our pond and it looks like it's full of chocolate milk! Photo belongs AbbyG
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@JudyEv (97347)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Feb 16
Many of Australia's dams are that colour. I guess it's the clay soil around and under them.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
The rain washes the dirt down the hill and into the pond. We found out when the pond was dug originally it was 25 feet deep...It is half that now.
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@JudyEv (97347)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill That's a lot of topsoil to be losing off the hill.
@Asylum (46837)
• Manchester, England
3 Feb 16
If it rained chocolate milk I would have a dozen buckets in the garden to catch it.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
Lol, that doesn't surprise me at all
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
3 Feb 16
It does look like chocolate milk! Glad no harm came to you.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
Many of the ponds around here look just like it today.
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
4 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill That could be a good thing if you like chocolate milk!
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• United States
4 Feb 16
@DianneN I don't drink milk of any color! LOL!
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@valmnz (12623)
• New Zealand
5 Feb 16
Now wouldn't chocolate milk instead of rain be something!
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• United States
5 Feb 16
LOL it would certainly do just that!
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@sueznewz2 (9332)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Feb 16
That looks like great dog walking land..... sorry about your pond ...will it clear again..... ??
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• United States
4 Feb 16
We keep the dog in her fenced area or else she would either be in the pond or run down the road.
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@paigea (21035)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
Glad your basement is free of flooding
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• United States
4 Feb 16
So are we, but we always check after a big rain anyway.
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@Shiva49 (9226)
• Singapore
4 Feb 16
In Asia if it rains the color of stagnant water is similar. Rains are welcome but not too much of it though! siva
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• United States
4 Feb 16
We have had way too much rain the last month or so. We need sun to dry us out.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Feb 16
we had to have that growing up or it always flooded
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@sharon6345 (106740)
• United States
3 Feb 16
That is sure what it looks like. I wish I had that amount of space around my building.
• United States
3 Feb 16
We have lots of space, 8 acres.
@sharon6345 (106740)
• United States
3 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill how far are your from a store? That seems like you live near no one else.
• United States
3 Feb 16
@sharon6345 Town is 8 miles but there isn't much there except for Piggly-Wiggly, 2 dollar stores, a few banks, two fast food joints and a hardware store.
@shshiju (9194)
• Cochin, India
4 Feb 16
Oh is it pond ? I think it is dry land. Color is brown and is it not clear water?
@shshiju (9194)
• Cochin, India
4 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill Ya I saw it , thanks . but the water is not clean it is muddy.
@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Feb 16
We had a lot of rain last night too. Thunder and lightening and pouring rain. The river by my house is just this color.
• United States
4 Feb 16
Now the temps are dropping and that mud back there will turn to ice.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill It's really cold here on 21 so far this morning. Most years the river freezes here but it hasn't yet
@TheHorse (51627)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Feb 16
Glad there's no water in your basement!
• United States
4 Feb 16
All the homes we've owned we never had a leak in the basement..we've had some roof leaks *not here thank goodness.
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@TheHorse (51627)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill An old Mark Twain book of mine was damaged in a friend's basement in Ohio. I hadn't realized that basement flooding was a problem until then.
@Fleura (5871)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 16
Glad you're staying dry but please can you tell me what a French drain is?
• United States
4 Feb 16
They dig a trench around the parameter of the basement and it is filled with gravel then covered with cement..there is a sump pump in there. When the water level in the 'gravel' gets to a certain height the pump goes on and pumps the water and and out - it comes out about 10 feet from the house so that the water runs away from the house.
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@Fleura (5871)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill Thanks, that sounds like a good system
@Hatley (157944)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Feb 16
wow i does rem nd one of cho colate milk odd that so many pplaces her go n undaed wih rain and ye t our state got very l ittle
• United States
4 Feb 16
California is not known for rainfall, I wish I could send some to the areas that need it.
@dianadee (1766)
• South Africa
3 Feb 16
Nice not to be pressed in on every side.Great space round your place.
• United States
4 Feb 16
Yes, thanks, we have neighbors but not right on top of us.
@marlina (60958)
• Canada
3 Feb 16
It looks like it all right!
• United States
3 Feb 16
that's the lovely Tennessee red clay that does it.
@LeaPea2417 (14690)
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Feb 16
We have had heavy rain here today too. And what got me kind of ticked was that my husband had a business meeting he had to attend an hour and a half away. Luckily, he rode with three other employees, but still having to endure Atlanta Suburb traffic in down pours is hectic!
• United States
3 Feb 16
Your rain must have ended later, ours stopped by 7 or so. I hate being on the road in any amount of rain, they drive bad enough on sunny days.
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@Daljinder (19767)
• India
4 Feb 16
Hey! You used the line in the title from my favorite poem..... The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This is my favorite verse:- "Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary."
@slund2041 (3495)
• United States
4 Feb 16
I think we have all seen enough rain. I am glad you are safe though. I wonder why it looks like Chocolate milk?
@LadyDuck (118794)
• Switzerland
4 Feb 16
We had everything yesterday, heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail and finally a strong chilly wind. Today looks like Spring, beautiful, sunny and warm.