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February 18th, 2014 - Helen's journal and online home — LiveJournal
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
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According to the forecasters, the worst of the storms is behind us. There is still more wet, windy weather to come, but the storms will be less intense and less frequent. Perhaps eventually it will be spring?

Anyway, this was what gladdened my heart this morning as I looked out of the window.

Morning rainbow

It seemed like a sign after the biblical floods and storms we've been having. I even started recalling verses remembered from long ago Sunday school:

"The waters were dried from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry." (Genesis 8:13)

Well, our ground was certainly dry. In fact it was only flooded for a few brief hours on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, they're still waiting for the water to subside in many places in the south and east of England. :(

Anyway, here is what our little flood looked like. This is the very bottom of our long garden.

The bottom of garden

Strangely, despite the almost constant rain over the past three months, this is only the second time that the bottom of our garden has flooded. But two days of solid rain on top of already saturated soil finally proved more than the river could cope with.

Fortunately our house is in no danger because it's built on a hill and it's quite a climb from here to our back door!

Our house on a hill

Thankfully, the only thing we have to worry about is a few weeds being inundated!

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