Friday, 27 June 2014

Under siege!

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There we were, quietly watching tennis when the screen went black, a massive bolt of lightening lit up the room, a loud crack of thunder followed and so began the first part of the storm.

A myriad of hailstones (not the thing you want when you have small fruit ripening) fell out of the sky, swiftly followed by very heavy rain, which went on and on for about 1/2 an hour. Our gutters were soon unable to cope and the garden, in places, started to disappear under water again (similar to last year). Several pots were quickly inundated to when the rain briefly stopped, DB shot outside to put them all in safer places. This was the view from the back bedroom patio door after just a few minutes:


Outside the dining room doors:
Down the driveway:
Thankfully, that storm has passed, the sun is trying to come out, tennis watching has been resumed!
More storms later but hopefully we will be alright. That is more than I can say for some poor folks who no doubt, will be flooded out somewhere.

8 comments:

  1. I won two oars in an auction a few months ago (bid on a bundle for one item) shout if you want to borrow them lol. Seriously, take care x

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  2. I live on the banks of a small river so I feel for you, keep safe.

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    1. We're trying! Third storm of the day just happening at the moment, not so much rain so far thank goodness.

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  3. Typical Glastonbury weather hey?! I guess its good for the gardens! ;)

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    1. Yep, I think Glastonbury will certainly be a massive mud bath!

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  4. Incredible, Dc. Not sure quite how far you are from us, we had torrential rain and thunder, but no hail, and actually not as much rain as you seem to have had. We have one bit of guttering above the back door which Jim keeps clearing out, but every time we have very heavy rain it overflows all down the back door windows. I think it needs replacing altogether. Hope you managed to get things ship-shape again! Yes, I fear my Glasto- heading friends might be in for a spot of mud!

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  5. We had three more storms but that first was by far the worst. Most things seem okay this morning, time will tell I suppose.

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