Wordful Wednesday-Heavy Rains

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Last week we got hammered with rain here in Southern California.

It rained, and rained, and rained some more for 6 consecutive days.

Do you see how precariously close my pool was to overflowing?  You might have to double click for a better view.

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  1. Wow yeah, that looks like A LOT of rain hunny. It’s been raining here too 🙂 I love it!

  2. Wow, that’s a LOT of rain!!!

  3. Brooke Dodd says

    I can’t believe it! How do you drain a pool? Get ready for round two!

  4. your pool is cool (lol) and i thought it never rained in southern california!!!

  5. Ours looked the same way here in N Ca last week! I almost took a pic of it for WW too! 🙂

  6. I love rain, but I think I would go bonkers if it rains for 6 days straight!

  7. Seriously, wasn’t that rain INSANE??? I mean, I’ve heard of weather before…but this was just too much.

    And it’s supposed to rain again tonight. =)

  8. Oh my that is for sure heck of alot of rain….now Ü be carefull…♥

  9. Yikes. I know our spill over was working overtime too. It was pretty nuts. I am happy last week is over.

  10. I’m from that area, but not living there now, I’ve heard the rain has been crazy!

  11. I didn’t think it rained over in your parts… guess I was WRONG! ;-P

  12. Wow! Well, at least you won’t have to fill up your pool for a while. I heard on the news that people were asked to evacuate due to fears of mudslides in certain areas, but when interviewed, folks said they wouldn’t leave their homes and possessions. I can’t begin to imagine going through something like that. I’m glad you and your family are safe. Happy WW and take care.

  13. You got rain and we got snow, snow, snow! I’ll have to post some pics on Friday of all our white stuff!

    P.S. Even full your pool looks fab. I still want to come for a swim!

  14. Oh NO!
    We had a simliar issue here that resulted in crazy flooding!
    Hope none of that water ends up in your house!

  15. I’m pretty sure it has rained more this past week then it did all of last year! I’m glad your pool didn’t over flow. That would not have been fun to have an indoor pool. 🙂

  16. Wow, Angie! That is a lot of rain! I have seen so much of it on the news and it is terrible! Don’t you wish you could just save it and ration it out as needed??????

  17. Holy crap, I hope you back-washed the pool! I bet you haven’t seen that much rain in a LONG time.

    I’ve sent you three emails over the past couple of days, to both of your email addresses. Did you get any of them?

    Justine 😮 )

  18. I’m sure the rains are making you all pretty stir crazy, but I kind of really like that picture. I read something recently that said that a good rain brings out the colors in nature…your picture reminds me of that. 🙂

  19. That IS a lot of rain…but it is still better than snow! 😀

  20. Holy Wow! That is a lot of rain!!! I am glad you didn’t float away!

  21. Wow. It looks like one of the infinity pools almost!
    I hope you are all getting some reprieve from the the rain this week.

  22. Geesh! We’re ya’ll starting to build an ark, or what?! I thought it only did that here in Florida! lol

    Glad it finally stopped for you!!

  23. Yikes…we’ve had some storms around here like that, too!

  24. I feel your pain! 6 days of rain is no fun, even when you need the rain. Enough is enough! Show me some sun!

  25. Wow! Have you built an arch yet? LOL.

  26. I have heard it was raining. Hope it dries out soon! So do you guys swim in your pool in the winter (when its not raining) or just summer. Growing up in Northern California we had a pool but didnt do any winter swimming except the hot tub on occasion.

  27. We got a lot of rain here in NoCal as well, but thats a great pic of your pool!

  28. HOLY COW! That is a LOT of rain! I imagine it’s going to turn green 🙁
    It’s always so hard to keep the PH normal after a heavy rain like that. UGH

  29. Wow, that was a lot of rain!

    I finally added your button like I promised I was going to. I suck. sorry!

  30. Yes, very close, but still gorgeous!

  31. Yikes! That is a lot of rain.

  32. Wow! Yeah that’s one FULL pool!

  33. Rain Rain Go Away!! Nice Pool! Can I come over? 🙂

  34. lol, my post was about the weather too!
    Your pool is beautiful! You must live in the south to have no snow and an uncovered pool! Lucky you!

  35. Okay, that’s a lot of rain. I used to live in So Cal and I can’t remember when it rained so much.

  36. So sorry about the rain but goodness that’s a gorgeous pool. Where does the runoff water go if it floods? Your house?

  37. Holy crapstick, that’s a ton of rain!! I’m so glad you didn’t float away 🙂

    (But it still doesn’t deter me from wanting to move in.. he he)

  38. 6 days straight?!?! Ugh! C’mon spring, we’re all ready for ya!

  39. We did have a ton of rain huh? Our rain gage here said 9 1/2 inches!
    I hope you get some of that drained off!!

  40. Isn’t it funny the only reason I knew you’ve had a TON of rain is because Ellen talked about it EVERY DAY last week! LOL. But seriously – that’s impressive. I should show you a picture of our blizzard day yesterday – that might make you feel better about it. 😉

  41. I hope you are getting a break with the weather. My SIL is there and she was telling me that they are expecting a storm to come in today/tomorrow too.

    Glad the pool didn’t over flow!

  42. Pool? With no snow or ice? I’ll take it any day!

  43. Whoa! That pool is SUPER full! This is my first time participating in Wordful Wednesday, but really I should have been all along cause my Wednesdays are never wordless!

  44. WOW!!!! That doesn’t look like fun at all.

  45. Wow, that’s a lot of rain! Pretty pool though. I’ve added your button to the left hand side of my blog.

  46. Did the kids want to swim in it? Too bad it was too cold, I guess its not safe to swim in the rain because of thunder and lightening, but I have always thought it would be so fun to swim while it was raining! 🙂 Great picture of it, and so glad that it didn’t come in the house.

  47. Holy Rain, Batman!! We just got a bunch of snow, cold, and wind. I wouldn’t mind a little warm rain!! Hope it dries up around there!!

  48. Sorry about the rain but it still looks really pretty!

  49. WOW. That is a lot of rain. I hope the rain stops or had stopped already before the pool starts to overflow and that would be really bad.

    Happy WW!

  50. It’s soggy in the south, too.

    Seeing that pool makes me crave warmer weather! :o)

  51. I can’t believe I got here so late this week! I can’t believe how many came before me already! lol.

    Okay….first off…BEAUTIFUL POOL!!!!!!!!!!! Nice! Second….it is SO close to going over! I hope the rain stopped without having a flood or having to pump!

  52. That looks like here right now. The large river (please don’t ask me what it’s called) we drive over every day has swollen over its banks and covered the shores that surround it. Everything is muddy and gross but at least the rain has stopped. Probably gonna snow by the end of the week. Lucky. Me.

  53. And sorry, I entered the wrong thing the first time in the link list, feel free to delete that one!

  54. Oh, wow!

  55. Oh my!!! In my yard you sink in mud its rained so much..I hate it.

  56. 6 consecutive days is 5 consecutive days too many! 😉

  57. oh my word…rain stinks, but we are heading into a month of snow. booo!

  58. That’s a lot of rain.

  59. I miss palm trees!! None here where I live now 🙁

  60. We too, are having huge amounts of rain – been going for a week and a half!

  61. We have had a lot of rain and some snow and more snow coming! I am ready for sunshine!!!!! A magical WW to you!

  62. Wow talk about rain!!! I’m glad we didn’t get that here!

  63. Hubby and I singing” It never rains in California but Girls don’t they warn ya, it pours, man it pours”,lol. I remember moving to California and the rainy season beginning, It poured right into the house we rented. Because it was the raining season they would not repair the roof, so we moved out after less than a month.
    My WW link for you

  64. Yikes, hope you are able to dry out. All that rain is no joke.

  65. yikes that is a lot of rain!

  66. Yup … and it’s STILL raining where I live in So Cal (after a couple day’s respite over the weekend). Hope all is well with your pool 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  67. I only kind of feel sorry for you… mostly because you have a kick butt pool in your backyard that I am SURE you can use like, 300 days out of the year in balmy CA!

    Still, rain day after day can get a girl down….

  68. When we’ve had a lot of rains, my pool’s been like that too! Still, I do love the rain! Happy WW!!

  69. Wow….that is a lot of water! I hope you didn’t incur any other water damage and that the sun is shining again!

  70. And how excited am I that you added MyBrownBaby to your “Those I Read” page? VERY!!! Thank you so much for the link love—it’s much appreciated. I adore your site, too! Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  71. Wow! That’s a lot of rain! I love your pool!!

  72. Woah. That’s a load of rain!!!

  73. Yikes, that does look precarious.

  74. That is a lot of rain. My brother in blossom valley said that they expect it to rain the whole month of March – something like 11 Feet of WATER! Holy Cats – That is a whole lot of water. Happy sailing!

  75. Wowza! Keep your floaties on!


  76. Girl! I am SO feeling your rain pain. If it isn’t raining here then it is 22 degrees! COME ON SPRING! 😉 You’ll have to stop by today, I think you’ll like my post. 😉

  77. oh how I now want to go swimming!!! 🙂 Too bad it’s a little rainy and floody that’s not fun though. Goodluck!

    The Buzz

  78. Holy cow! The weather has been crazy, hasn’t it? We had a tornado touch down on the other side of the city last week. Tornadoes? In January? Insane.

  79. Holy Moly!! That’s crazy!! lol

  80. I can’t imagine that much rain.

  81. Our pool has seen days like that in the summer. It does look pretty cool though, like one of those island pools with the edgeless sides. Hah.

  82. Lots of rain certainly does cause havoc! My local park always floods when it rains! 🙁

  83. MommyNamedApril says

    wow, that’s a lot of water!

  84. I live in Northern California and saw all you in the south were getting hammered.. ugghhh for us is more rain. Hopefully it has let up alittle for you. We actually had a tornado in brentwood (bay area) hello are we in Kansas or what! I know a tornado it was going 5 mph. There was a tornado watch a few days earlier for the santa cruz mountains and san jose.. This is crazy.

    Have a great week!

  85. Yikes….I’m glad we don’t have a personal pool. Our condo community does but we were too busy staying dry inside to check it out.

  86. I’d feel bad about your rain except for the “Southern California- no ice chunks in the pool” bit. I’ll take a little rain these days.

  87. That’s one full pool!

  88. Woah! Your paradise is looking a bit water-logged. Hope it’s not terrible to clean up.

  89. First time here. Love it! Great idea. =^)

  90. that is pretty scary..

  91. That weather has been nasty lately hasn’t it?

  92. Hi there, I grabbed your button for WW, and when you click on it it says ERROR 404, little help here. Thanks. As far as the rain you have just remember to collect in pairs. LOL

  93. Wow! That is a lot of rain! I can’t believe your pool might have overflowed. Hope you found a good way to stay dry.

  94. It rains here EVERYDAY in the summer.
    I feel your pain.

  95. Man I wish I had a pool. Looks like I would jump in that thing all the water would splash out!

    (I left you a lil surprise on my blog)

  96. Yikes that sure is a lot of rain!

  97. HOLY SMOKES!!!!!! That’s some SERIOUS water! Yowza!

  98. Soon enough you’ll be lounging by the pool again… Never fear!

  99. ONE MORE DROP and it would’ve been flooded!

  100. I bet that really messed up your chemicals. Oh wait, it’s a salt system right? Well anyway, it would have been fun to swim in!

  101. wow, now that is a lot of rain! Thanks for WW, so much fun!

  102. ♥ SOOOO close! Oh my word!