On Friday, (we were off work, due to flooding) I noticed some splashing around near the shallow part. Big splashing = big fish. I've seen lots of little fish, bream, etc., but none of the legendary big fish our builder had told us about. When I went out to inspect, I was creeped out. These splashing suckers were not big, they were BIG. Really big. I'm sure they were just big old catfish, but they looked scary. I tried to throw them some bread, but they were too smart for stale whole wheat bread. The little fish loved it, as did the ducks, but the big fish left as soon as I got close. I did get a close-up of a fin, just to rule out the theory that Nessie might be residing in Tifton, Georgia.
This is our front yard during the storm. The freaking hail was so loud I was sure there was a tornado right behind it. We even lost some roof shingles.
This is my friend Teri's deck. They won the hail contest, and I'm glad!
The lake behind our house is about 10 feet higher than it usually is - the neighbor's dock was completely underwater. John had just planted some small azaleas on Saturday, which are now underwater plants.