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The calm after the storm: Floods December 2015

Uncategorized | December 6, 2015 | By

This is not a food related post in any way at all, However, many of you will be aware of the torrential and persistent rain there has been in the North of England and South of Scotland leading to some of the worst flooding since 2009. So I thought I would share some of the photographs around the farm in the calm after the storm.

flooding from the top field

If you look at the horizontal lines, you can identify the tops of the banks of the river which have been breached and the water spilled over into the fields.

sheep sheltering on high ground

The sheep had gathered on the higher ground, I think they thought we were going to feed them but they are not ours, we let this field to another farmer.  He is coming to move them tomorrow.

Flooded road to the village

As well as flooding the fields, the water has risen as far as the road into the nearest village.  This was not the only road closed the main road, which runs parallel to this one, was also closed due to flooding.  When we returned from visiting my mother, we had to take a detour around some of the back roads that are further from the river. 

Reflection 2

Although I am no fan of floods, I do love the reflections you get in the water.

Tree reflections

If you are near a flood, then please take care and stay safe. 


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    December 6, 2015

    oh my word it’s crazy! I remember what it was like here when it flooded 5 years ago… scary and beautiful! I hope you’re safe x
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      Janice Pattie
      December 6, 2015

      Thanks Dom, yes we are fine. This isn’t so unusual for us and fortunately it doesn’t come close to the house

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      Janice Pattie
      December 6, 2015

      Thanks Fiona, we are well and won’t take any risks.

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      Janice Pattie
      December 18, 2015

      Thank you. I love to take photos with reflections on the water.

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