The Saint John River reached flood level yesterday. On Friday when I drove to Sackville, I followed the "old river route" through Maugerville and Sheffield, and there were numerous places where the river was only a few inches below the level of the pavement. Farmer's fields were all under water.. I saw many Osprey, Eagles and ducks.... and sandbags!
Hopefully with sunny weather forecast for the next few days, the waters will recede quickly and it won't be as devastating as the 2008 flood... last year was the worst in a decade.
Well. it's time to get off the 'puter and out to do a little garden clean-up...
"There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, and swallows circling with their shimmering sound; and frogs in the pool singing at night, and wild plum trees in tremulous white. Robins will wear their feathery fire, whistling their whims on a low fence-wire; and not one will know of the war, not one Will care at last when it is done. Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, if mankind perished utterly; and Spring herself when she woke at dawn would scarcely know that we were gone. " — Sara Teasdale