Today it has rained all morning, and pretty hard too. Our yard is just shy of an acre, and in the north part of our yard we have a natural swale. We have never filled it in to level off our property. So when it rains hard we have a river going through part of our yard, and our neighbors yard across the street. If you look in the top picture, our neighbor built a bridge and the water flows underneath it. When the ground is dry it looks kind of funny to see this bridge, but when there is water, it looks pretty neat. We don't mind the river swale. Usually when the rain has stopped it's not too long and the water is all gone. So I had to hurry outside in the rain to get these pictures just in case it started to go down.
It can get pretty bad when it rains, but DH and I think this is probably the worst we have seen.