20 January 2014

Down Came The Rain...


We have had rain by the bucket-loads
for the past month




For the second time this season,
the river jumped the banks and flooded the street

This has never happened in my four years of living here

You know it's a big deal
when the locals are taking photos too




Although it is a mild inconvenience,
I find it sort of interesting to have a weather related 'incident'

For the most part, houses and buildings have been fine
It's mostly fields that have taken the brunt




My friend wondered if the flooding coincided with the full moon
And sure enough, the flooding occurred just two days after the full moon
with all its tidal gravity

Funny to see swans and sea birds swimming in pastures




Today... blue skies and not a drop of rain :)

Have a great week

18 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh wow! That's a lot of rain.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you weren't flooded in your house at all Laura. We have had an awful lot of water where we live - although our house is on a hill thankfully, so stayed dry - but it really has been horrid hasn't it. At least we didn't get the polar vortex too! Hope that you are feeling sunnier and drier today. xx

Munir said...

So much rain ! you guys must be taking a breath of relief today.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Excellent pictures. Our roof has sprung so many leaks this winter. Bliming rain! xx

Jeanie said...

Wow -- that's pretty intense. I hope there wasn't much damage. Nature always amazes me...

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Too much for you and not enough for us. We'd take some of that off your hands! Hope you dry out.

dawn said...

we just came home for a quick unplanned trip to see my folks and it was so wet. The river behind their house was much closer to the house than I have ever seen. My Florida raised girls were delighted with all the MUD!

Joy said...

Nine months ago we were complaining about having such an extended wet period and we couldn't get any cows off the property. Boy things have changed now in Northern NSW, Aust, which is absolutely bone dry. I emigrated from the UK in 1966 because it was always raining and I wanted some sun. Ha! Today its 40C plus and the garden is gasping. I dont know which is worse. Joy

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh my! I can imagine that is interesting for you but just a little scary too. We've had mild flooding here too but again, no real damage. I guess Surrey got the worst of it.

I love your photos, especially the first one!

SandyShoes Cornwall said...

The only upside of so much rain has been the huge number of rainbows I've seen - nearly one a day! I love reading your blog, and admiring your photos so thanks for sharing.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

We've had the same kind of rain in Brittany and I even got my car stuck in mud when I parked not far from a river that had flooded a week ago... I felt utterly stupid for not thinking of it before hand!

ann said...

Around here we love the rain because it is so scarce, but we also know how unruly it can be with the terrible floods that we had last fall. You photos are great. I love the cows.

Pura Vida said...

interesting about the moon

Ida said...

Wow you have had the rain. Hoping things "dry-up" soon for your area. You got some great photos though.

Tammy said...

It rained a lot at school today but when my son and I got home, we noticed that our area didn't get much rain at all. We don't often see rain so the kids get very excited about it. It's good for making things grow, but also can make such a mess. Heard on the news today about the landslides in Indonesia from all the rain. We actually experienced river runs and landslides on our trip to Nepal. Scary stuff! Hope you still have those blue skies. Best wishes, Tammy

Valerie said...

Here in the Midlands we've had flooding but fortunately not where I live. We've had rain and hellish winds but nothing to over-worry about. I feel sorry for those who have lost their homes. I can't even imagine how I would cope in those circumstances.

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Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Wow! That's a lot of rain! I love rainy weather even if it goes on for days, but flooding can be a different story! Glad the sun came out for a while!

Tina in CT said...

Guess that's why everyone has Wellies. I know that this winter has been unusually wet there and hope the rains stop and the spring flowers pop up. California sure could use some of that rain.