When Curator Jessica and I left St. Louis for Cape in the late afternoon Tuesday, we started out in drizzle to moderate rain. By the time we got south of St. Genevieve, we were in heavy rain, and from north of Fruitland through Jackson, we were in rain as hard as I’ve seen in some Cat 1 hurricanes.
Rain in St. Louis on Monday was heavy at times, but when I pulled onto Brother Mark’s street across from the Botanical Gardens, it had slacked off. The trees in his neighborhood still have some colorful leaves, but they are falling fast.
By the way. on the way home, I stopped at Pevely to top off my tank. Where I was excited about paying $1.73 a gallon for gas on Monday, it had gone down to $1.69. I noticed the price jumped in 10-cent increments the further south you drove.
I’ve written before about how Dennis Scivally Park and Hubble Creek in Jackson’s City Park were my go-to places for wild art. I still can’t resist going back there anytime there has been a heavy rain so I can see the water cascade over the low water crossing.
These youngsters are “down at the creek” in the 1960s.
Video of mini-flood
News of torrential rain in Southeast Missouri and a news brief that the city of Jackson is collecting old Christmas trees to combat bank erosion along the creek jogged my memory that I had shot some video in the park on Halloween 2013 after a heavy rain. I’m sure the water was a lot higher during the recent downpours, but this is the best I can do.
Like the video I did on the Bollinger County artesian well, listening to the water is worth 1:17 of your life.
Don’t forget the Amazon Prime promo
Amazon is offering a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial December 26, 2013, through January 10, 2014. It’ll give you free two-day shipping, free online access to 41,000 movies and TV shows and some other cool stuff. Here’s the post I made with more details about Amazon Prime.
I like the service well enough that I pay $79 a year for it. You can cancel after 1 day, a week or 29 days. I have to confess a selfish interest: I get a bounty for everybody who signs up for the trial, even if they bail without subscribing after the 30 days. It’s a win for both of us.