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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
― Norman Maclean

Today, although the road was flooded, we ventured onto the meadow to survey the damage. The road that I photographed yesterday evening was a river today – still only just passable. Local people were treating it like a fairground attraction, with quad bikes racing through and people posing in front of the flood water for photographs.



The meadow itself has joined the river that ‘used’ to run alongside it. A huge tree has fallen on the river bank and completely covers the river which has probably contributed to a lot of the flooding. Mini Islands have formed, and there’s no way of getting across without submerging yourself in water almost up to your knees.




Buddy loved it. Usually not one for water, he was bounding in and out of every new lake and is now sitting in his bed mournfully looking at his completely sodden fur and probably wishing he hadn’t bothered! Buddy is one of those dogs that tries to lick himself dry after getting soaked.






Back out on the road afterwards, people were starting to become a bit more sensible and were turning around rather than ploughing through the river that once was the road. Luckily, this area is designed for flooding and the water meadows either side (one being ours!) are there to help ease the water. However it’s beyond that now. But there are no nearby houses which is a saving grace at least! Below is the level of water – that used to be a road beneath all that – and it was almost (but luckily not quite!) coming in the car door when the door was opened…





The Bee Keeper who uses a bit of our meadow for a couple of hives, was down there probably rescuing them! Luckily they’re perched on an island surrounded by water, but it doesn’t bode well given what we’re forecast over the coming week.


We’re almost at forty days of blogging, and forty days of rain. I hope that in the coming months I will have less wet things to Photograph – but the 365 challenge is about blogging what’s in front of you so whilst that’s happening I shall continue!




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I’ve taken lots of photographs today – but only a few to share this evening whilst I work on the rest! I was lucky enough to visit a beautiful setting of art studios this evening to take some photographs of one of the talented Sculptors there. The creations up there were absolutely incredible – hopefully I’ll get the chance to return and photograph more.


But for today’s ‘shared’ photographs, I just took a few shots of the local flooding as it had got significantly worse overnight. As I was driving to my shoot this evening the flood waters were incredibly deep along the road, I couldn’t risk stopping to snap the beautiful sunset because they were already holding me up!


I also noticed a series of poles stuck into the ground…only when I looked at the floor did I realise they were telegraph poles and the overhead wires had been ripped down by the wind. It was quite surreal (and dangerous!) There was one slightly comical moment today when 18 cars were stuck behind a cyclist who was weaving all over the road because he was trying to hold an umbrella and cycle…

Last night I took a few shots at the Women in Business Group (mostly of the cheesecake!) which again, I will share at a later date. I’ve become one of those photographers who has a few ‘shoots’ built up on their camera ready to edit and sort. Tonight is the night! It is a nice feeling though. One more tiny step closer to doing what I love full time (even if I did resent not capturing the sunset for a few seconds! ;))

This was the scene at the meadow this morning – for some time it has been impossible to go in the gate without wading. But now it’s a running river!


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