Linda and I were safely holed up in our condo Wednesday night and early Thursday morning during the worst of the rain and flooding. Our Facebook friend Jerry M. Withers took this shot the morning after in Northwest Park, one of the largest recreational spaces in north Austin. It looks like this picnic table was underwater at one point. After the massive flood of 1981 that took 12 lives and ruined a lot of homes, the city made Northwest Park into a quasi-holding pond. It paid off this year.