We've had over 5 inches of rain in 8 days! Everything is waterlogged including some of the things in my luggage that got lost at Dulles on Monday. Got it back last night though, with no damage or loss. The river is a muddy, reddish-brown with lots of stuff like old tree limbs passing by. The birds that were wet and disheveled yesterday are now dried out and very clean. Parts of the garden that were flattened by the intensity of the downpour are springing upward again. I'm springing back to life as well and look forward to posting a poem tomorrow for Poetry Thursday!