Just what I needed to read today!
It’s raining again. And as the droplets fall heavy on the already-saturated earth, the ground itself starts to swell, forcing drowned dirt to seep out of flooded fields and across roads before congealing in sticky puddles; creating makeshift streams and temporary dykes out of any dent or decline that might suffice.
The weather hasn’t been nearly as bad here as it has been elsewhere but even so, the land has still suffered horribly, with large, ominious lakes appearing where there were once the green shoots of a crop. In confusion, flocks of geese have begun to gather on these spontaneous pools, making the most of the abundance of meeting points, honking their approval and delight while smaller wetland birds sheepishly inspect their expanded territory. Behind them, steadfast trees mark ancient tidelines – proof that they’ve seen this all before – and tufty reeds spring out of bursting river banks, a…
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