Bloom Day is rained out

After record rainfall this weekend, I was in no mood to take any pictures for Bloom Day.  Not only did we have water in the basement, but most of the bridges over the Des Plaines River are flooded out.  This prevents The Spouse from getting to work and the Visiting Parent from being able to escape back home.

I suppose I could mention that the lobelia is still blooming, and that the marsh marigold has started blooming again.  However, I haven’t been near the pond in days, and I cringe to think of how many goldfish bodies might be laying on the margins.

5 responses to this post.

  1. I’m sorry to hear about all the rain you got in your area. Too much there! Not enough in other places. I hope when you can get out and check your pond, the goldfish are okay.

    I’m hoping for better days for you and everyone hit hard by weather extremes!


  2. Posted by Jennie on September 15, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Best of luck to you and your goldfish! I am in Carol Stream, and we are drying out as well. Our entire lot was flooded, but the gardens seem to be handling it quite nicely.


  3. Wow, you got even more rain than we did! I’m sorry about your flooded basement & flooded pond.


  4. OH NO, I hope that everything turned out alright. I heard that the OP area was hit hard. We got water in the basement too and my entire street was flooded — we were stranded.


  5. Posted by lakechicagoshores on September 26, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I’ve seen all the goldfish that I can recognize (about half – the other half are indistinguishable to me), and it doesn’t look like any permanent damage was done. Whew.


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