River is down in Leclaire

I went to Chicago for business for a couple of days, so I got a bit behind.  The river is comfortably back in its banks, but it has left behind a muddy film on everything.  And there are a lot of dead earthworms on the ground, they drowned when the river came up.  So here are some pictures from Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

And when I returned home today Friday June 20th, it almost looked normal.  It will take some rain cleansing and lawn mowing to get back to normal.  But the ground is quite saturated, so we could wait on the rain a few days.   So, here is Friday

I think I will have to wait a couple more weeks to ask you to sit out by the fire.  But we are so much more fortunate than others in Iowa.