Too much rain for my rain garden!
And I was NOT comforted.
I was worried about my little rain garden, and whether it could handle the downpour.
I was out at first light to inspect the damage and found that the rain was rushing into the street and taking soil with it.
The "outspout," for want of a better word, had been blasted away and the water was trying to escape the garden any way it could. Much of the soil had been washed away from the roots of the plants in its path.
We certainly don't get rain like this very often -- and certainly not often enough this summer -- but this is the kind of thing the rain garden is supposed to prevent -- the washing of soil into the Chesapeake Bay.