I live near Binghamton, NY, which has had record precipitation this year. This past winter, the area got more snowfall than Syracuse, the major city with the greatest average snowfall in the US. I posted pictures of a  snowfall. But the precipitation hasn't stopped in warm weather. We're on our way to setting a rainfall record as well. Last Tuesday, I happened to be in a spot where I could get a good long look at the main local river, the Susquehanna. 

Yesterday we started driving to North Carolina for the weekend. We decided to split the trip and stopped at my mother's in Virginia last night. This morning I took a few photos, two of which I'll show you. The first is just black-eyed susans next to the woods

On our way out to the highway, my mother and her husband took us to breakfast in Front Royal. While there, I saw the most unusual Tudor-style building I've ever seen:

We arrived in Greensboro in mid-afternoon. I was dropping my wife off at the hotel front door and was about to go park the minivan, when I was startled by how vividly the clouds were reflected in the driver's side window.

That's all I have for tonight.

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Comment by Terry McKenna on July 30, 2017 at 3:25am

Decades ago two friends of mine from college were on a canoeing trip on the Susquehanna when the encountered heavy flow as you show above.  Sadly they overturned and the better swimmer died.  

Long time ago now.  

Comment by koshersalaami on July 30, 2017 at 5:06am

Sorry to hear it. Where on the river were they?

Where I am, not too many boats on it. The bigger problem is low lying roads. Several years ago, flooding here was bad enough to ruin a lot of buildings. My house is immune because it's way up a hill but the road we need to get anywhere is close to the river. And even this time, the interstate an hour or so west of us had a bridge go out, so there's a detour.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on July 30, 2017 at 7:39am

Cool.  R&L

Comment by koshersalaami on July 30, 2017 at 8:40am

You got internet?

Comment by Terry McKenna on July 30, 2017 at 9:10am

Re the river, i think they were near the PA border.  trying to make up for lost time.  

Comment by Anna Herrington on July 30, 2017 at 9:15am

The black eyed Susans are lovely! Can almost feel the air in that shot...

And the rest are somewhat near my recently passed aunt's farm, where the early days folks in one line of my family landed and settled for ages. It seems like there's been a lot of rain for so many this year, that river certainly looks full+.

...and an English (former) friend of mine would have sneered at the 'Tudor' with "Oh, that horrible *faux* Tudor you Americans slapped up all over the place."  She was a snob, but frankly, as an architecture fan, and having been to England and stayed in a true Tudor building with the interior beams and framing everywhere, she's right, as far as faux/Tudor goes. It's more an odd exterior decoration in our country.... but kudos to a creative mind! whoever came up with that idea, trying to smarten up a rectangle, as far as that building goes.

Safe journeys home ~ and where do you consider 'home'? Still NC? or where your new place is? or maybe where you grew up...?  

Things like this have been on my mind lately, I've been asking my self this for years and only recently (past five years or so) do I consider Oregon *Home* (I've lived here a total of 20+ years in my adulthood, off and on).

Comment by koshersalaami on July 30, 2017 at 9:50am

I  thought the faux Tudor was so pointlessly faux it made me laugh. There's a retail sign on the front. 

I lived in NC for ten years. Last summer, for my wife's job, we moved near Binghamton NY. My wife still has friends and colleagues here in NC and her birthday is co I got up, so I took her down here for a couple of days. This afternoon I,ll meet with a couple of my old rock band members to learn about new material for the annual food bank benefit grstival in September, which I come down and play with them. 

I grew up a few hours southeast of where I live now, just northwest of NYC. My family moved away when I was fifteen. This is the first time my license plate has been consistent with my accent. 

Home? Good question. I liked NC best, though I had time to grow to like it. Summer weather is better in New York. J is buried here in NC and it's where we'll be buried. 

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