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July 23, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Raindrops are falling

Rain drops

There is a degree of irony in this photo. This shot of delicate raindrops resting on a leaf was taken as I rested from bailing the water out of my house following a flash flood. It didn’t last long but long enough to come through the porch, hall, cloakroom and kitchen. It’s surprising how long it takes to clear up afterwards. It left quite a mess. Anyway, almost back to normal now. So I have seen the two sides of rain today; irresistible force and gentle refresher.



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  1. hihowsyou25 / Jul 23 2013 8:04 pm

    great blog and interesting shot , well done !!

  2. weggieboy / Jul 23 2013 8:50 pm

    Tipping over a simple beaker of coffee, one quickly appreciates how far a small amout of liquid can spread, and how fast! You have my sympathy- no! my emphathetic best wishes for a resolution of the problem that lead to the flood in the first place. You got a great photo out of it!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 23 2013 10:35 pm

      Thank you, that’s kind. I am on the case to reduce future risk. There is a short term risk over the next few days but after that I hope to improve things. In the meantime I have a pump at the ready. I was just a few minutes too late getting it set up this morning and that’s all it took.

  3. weggieboy / Jul 23 2013 8:51 pm


  4. kiwiskan / Jul 23 2013 9:01 pm

    Hope you are back to sunny days to dry out

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 23 2013 10:37 pm

      Yes thanks. The afternoon was hot and humid but it did dry things out quite well. Should be back to normal tomorrow. And I will be out shopping for sandbags.

  5. rubytheblacklabrador / Jul 24 2013 4:30 am

    Golly what a change in weather. Great shot by the way 🙂

  6. Gallivanta / Jul 24 2013 4:54 am

    Oh dear! Good luck with the sandbags. I guess that was rather more rain than you were expecting 😦

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 24 2013 8:32 am

      It was a huge amount of rain in a short time and the drains couldn’t cope. I think it was something like an average month’s rain in an hour. We’re used to heavy rain but this was something else. Having said that, it is happening more than it ever did, and last year we had a number of occasions when we had extreme rainfall. Ironically, I am waiting to install extra drainage for this reason but was waiting for the ground to soften up as it is like concrete with the long dry spell.

      • Gallivanta / Jul 24 2013 8:49 am

        Now I suppose the ground will be too soggy 😦 Did you lose the contents of the pond?

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 24 2013 11:30 am

        The main problem was torrential rain falling on hard ground due to the long dry spell. The rain wasn’t absorbed by the ground but ran in rivers on the surface. I’ve been checking the pond and garden this morning. It looks like a battle ground but most things survived. Natures pretty tough isn’t it?

      • Gallivanta / Jul 24 2013 11:46 am

        I guess Nature has had plenty of practice learning the hard lessons of life!

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