There is a great park here in town that we frequent. It's awesome. Lots of slides, spongy playing ground, cool equipment.
Here's what it usually looks like:
(photo courtesy playlsi.com)
Note the pretty pond. And its [safe] distance from the park.
Here is the same park.
Say hi to the ducks.
I grew up in Washington State. I'm supposed to know rain, people.
Apparently I don't. I mean, I have. never. seen. anything like this until we moved [slightly] East.
Apparently what I really knew were gutters. And storm drains.
West Texas doesn't have these. No, I'm not kidding. There aren't even little indents on the roadside. You're lucky when the road slopes outward.
This means floods and road closures are a typical occurrence about the same time every year.
All because of water.
Are you not astounded? Amazed? Awed? I always am.