On May 15th, I posted this photo (below) showing part of our Gung-Ho Neighbor's yard and part of our back yard.
(At this point I took a 10-minute break to observe a power drop-out.)
Just eight days later, this (below) is the view.
And a little closer up....
The next day (the 24th) the water was down - not to its normal level, but well within the normal creek banks. Then, last night, we received another 3.5 inches of rain. Up the creek rose. It didn't get quite as high as it had risen Monday.
At about 2:00am, today, I turned on the front porch light - and immediately turned it off, again. Two barn swallows were roosting on the arch above the front of the porch - where they used to nest each spring. That explains the pattern of poop that I have observed for the past week or two on the porch floor - not where the house finches are nesting (and they don't poop on the floor, anyway!)
There were several tornadoes out around Dodge City last night and this early morning. Fortunately, they concentrated on rural lands.