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“Inhale and hold the evening in your lungs.”
― Sebastian Faulks

Whilst we have a beautiful (man-made) bunch of fields and park right outside our front door, we also have a bigger bunch of (slightly more natural) fields just around the corner. So we decided to venture there rather last minute today with the dog, whilst the sky turned thundery and beautiful…

We weren’t disappointed, the rolling hills, shimmering fields and beautiful grass combined nicely with the backdrop of a thundery sky. With a few rumbles in the distance, we decided to cautiously venture further…

And stumbled across the animals of Farthing Wood. A few shy Deer and a snuffling Badger weren’t too bothered by ours (and the dogs) presence.

Just goes to show, you should never stay in just because it looks like it’s going to rain… ;)

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“Rainbows apologize for angry skies.”
~Sylvia Voirol

And although it has passed – in its wake it leaves a lot of devastation and destruction. The noise last night was incredible, we even heard as large trees fell onto flats just a mile or so away. Power lines are down this morning, flood waters have risen again and everywhere, there is either trees, limbs, branches or debris to contend with.

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Further afield there are reports of sinkholes, somebody has died on a cruise ship after it was hit by a freak wave, people enjoying a valentines meal on the coast last night had to be evacuated with care due to the pebbles and rocks being picked up and thrown around.

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It’s pretty bad. But today the sun is shining, the wind has died down (a little) and the rain has stopped. This might finally be the reprieve that we need. More rain is forecast tonight but not nearly as bad as the last week and hopefully this will give the local flooded communities a chance to recover.

8clatford 7stockbridge 6stockbridgeA whole line of trees have fallen onto power lines just a mile away with many of the cables down on the ground, hidden by the debris and foliage around them. It’s quite precarious, and more trees will fall before the day is done.








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