Friday, April 19, 2013


Yes, we really do need the rain, but not 8 inches at a time.  We live in a small village right beside the Des Moines River.  Already they are saying we are almost at the same flood stage as "the great flood" in 1993. Rain came down to fast, for the ground to absorb.
This is what happens to pavement when the ground gives way.  Thank goodness no one was driving on it at that moment.
This is our local fudge store.  The river when it floods usually ends up right next to the handrailing.
And this is the rose garden where lots of people get married, or just enjoy walking through has over 250 varieties of roses and irises.  After the last flood in 2006, most of it had to be replanted.  All you could see was the top of the stone wall, everything else was under water.  Lets hope it doesn't get that bad again.

Thankfully we live at the top of the town, so we haven't had to worry about the water, but many friends of ours do. 

I hope everyone stays safe and sound this weekend.
Stella Rose's Momma


  1. Oh it's terrible, we have been watching on the news in the UK of all the flooding. Stay safe my buddies :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. What a non spring this has been.
    Stay safe dear friends.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta & MOM

  3. OMD OMD YES fur sure. Our furends Sugar and Pip and Jazzi all have water in their basements from the rain.

    We all Pray that EVERYBUDDY stays safe and that the flood does NOT get that bad.

  4. I just saw the flooding in your area on the news! Please keep us updated. I hope you are alright.

  5. I hope you stay safe and dry!

  6. I am glad you live at the top, butt I do worry about those who don't. I will pray for it to let up for you all.

  7. Water is a blessing but too much of a good thing is NOT good. Stay dry!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Hope you stay safe and dry. Good luck to all those in your hood. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Stay safe and dry! We will be thinking of you and your neighborhood!

  10. Be safe, Stella Rose. Now I want fudge. Seriously. Pumpkin cheesecake fudge.

  11. Prayers to you and those in your area! I know flooding is awful!

  12. We've had a lot of flooding here in Chicago, too. Thankfully, we're on the third floor so it's not an issue! Glad it didn't get you!

    Karen and Riley

  13. Be safe, Stella, Mags, Gussie, and everyone else! I think your rain is coming down to Kansas tomorrow!

  14. Such a crazy week with all the stuff happening here in the U.S. and abroad! Stay safe every puggy.

  15. Stay sage little pugs! We are seeing a break through in the rain over here in England but that is such a shame about the garden. Hope you are all safe until the rain goes!

  16. We hope it doesn't flood for you too! Lee and Phod

  17. Just wanted to let your Mom know that were thinking about her and wanted to her a BIG hug.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  18. We're a few days late reading this, but we hope everyone is OK and the puggy toes are dry!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  19. We are more than a few days (weeks) late responding and telling your mom that we are thinking of her.... Hope all was well for your family. :)

    (BTW every time we are on your blog we are singing "Why Don't You Give Iowa A Try" from Music Man...our mom is a bit nuts.)

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,