When my family moved in to our current house about three years ago we discovered hints of a stream bed in our backyard. We could tell where it would have flowed into our yard under a fence, and we could see where it would have left our yard and gone into a neighboring yard. In between was sketchy though, and I now realize that someone before us must have filled in the stream bed in the middle of the yard so that they could have a nice lawn of grass.
We talked about this stream, and examined closely where it must have flowed. But we never expected to see that stream.
But today, we have a stream in our backyard.
Here are my two best photos of it:
That's it leaving the yard. And now, for the entrance...
I guess it's not much. And in between the entrance and the exit it isn't at all impressive!
Still, we technically do have a stream in our yard. And I am quite impressed.
And this stream is thanks to the rain gods, because they are pouring down a LOT of rain today. It's so much rain that people are worried about flooding.
But I guess that's how much rain it takes to return a stream to where one hasn't flowed in years!
EDIT: I notice that the photos are too big to fit into the narrow column of my blog. Click on them if you want to see them properly.