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My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky

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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sartorias From: sartorias Date: February 18th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful rainbow!
feodora From: feodora Date: February 19th, 2014 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy to read that the weather and with it the whole situation, improves.
From: cmcmck Date: February 19th, 2014 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice! :o)

We're on top of the North Downs so that being chalk, our only worry is sink holes, but they're not uncommon up here.
stephanieburgis From: stephanieburgis Date: February 19th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Helen, I've been meaning to ask - have you seen this knitting/crocheting community project that's going on in Abergavenny? A couple of my friends organized it, and although unfortunately I haven't been able to take part beyond donating some money to dedicate a square someone else knitted (since I have a baby constantly on my lap, so I can't knit myself at the moment!), I've been hanging out with the other knitters on Wednesday mornings at Emmeline's Homebaking in Abergavenny. Anyway, no worries if you're not interested, but I thought I'd pass it on just in case!
peadarog From: peadarog Date: February 20th, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
And contrawise my blood runs cold when little boys go by...
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: February 21st, 2014 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
What a true blessing to see that rainbow, it must have warmed your heart. Your house looks big and with nice windows for lovely views :-)
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