In the past seven days in the Greensboro area, it has rained almost seven inches. When it rains so much in a short period of time, the soil gets soft and soggy and trees become vulnerable. Leaves retain moisture and get a lot heavier; roots loosen. The above photo features a fallen tree at a house in High Point on Ferndale Boulevard, across from High Point Central High School. The owners were working to cut the limbs into manageable pieces so that they could be hauled away. It appears that, fortunately, the house was spared. We didn't get a chance to ask our friend who teaches there if school traffic was affected.
Did you know there is a South Atlantic Water Science Center in North Carolina? They have a precipitation gauges throughout the state, including one at Horse Pen Creek at US 220. See here, if you want to keep up with "real time" rainfall near you. Somehow, we think the young couple in the yard above are more concerned about getting that tree out of their yard than they are about how much rain fell.
Today and Sunday it is not scheduled to rain; however, it is on Saturday and Monday. Monday is May first. We'll all be ready to say goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers. Wouldn't it be nice if somebody would leave some flowers at this couple's front entrance. They could use a little encouragement. This has been quite a lot of work for them!