Linking up with Weekend Reflections #90: The rain has been persistent in this part of the country this year; the Grande Ronde Valley is huge and the Grande Ronde River winds circuitously through the valley. It floods in the spring, but this spring brought more widespread flooding when the rain and snow melt combined. Acres of farmland are under water, but nothing like the Midwest. Willow Creek is a little creek that runs east under the highway into the river. We often see it flooded at least once during the year but this year, it has been at least 4 times. It looks somewhat like a lake now, reflecting the Blue Mountains to the west. (Yes, that's snow on the mountains and it's mid-June.) The metal gate in the foreground is connected to a fence, both presently underwater.