Monday, 9 July 2012

What a difference a day makes!

Deluge: A rainbow offers little cheer at this flooded car park, to be used for the Olympics
Picture taken from Daily mail web site
On Saturday it rained and rained and rained all day. We had a months rainfall in 16 hours in Dorset and most of the rivers in the area burst their banks, and there was flooding. We were lucky as we live half way up a hill , so we weren't too badly affected.



Sunday was such a contrast, the sun shone and you couldn't believe how bad the weather had been the day before! This weekend Weymouth had its annual sea festival, but as the weather was so bad it was cancelled on Saturday.


When the sunshine reappeared so did the crowds!

The effects of the flooding could still be seen. The local Gurkha restaurant was badly damaged.

The swans seemed to be making the most of the extra water!



My husband John went out into the garden to dig up some new potatoes and within a spades depth he met a huge pool of water. The first time that this has ever happened in all the years we have been gardening!

Thank you for Lucent from Australia and Carolyn from New Zealand for hearing about the bad weather and thinking of us. 

Welcome to my new followers Tania and Linda, it's nice to meet you and thank you for following me. One of my fellow bloggers Madelief is celebrating her 900th follower by having a giveaway This is open to anyone who leaves her a comment. If you haven't visited her before it is well worth a visit, I have followed her for a long time and she still remains one of my favourite blogs.

Sarah x

24 comments:

  1. The flooding photos show just how bad nature can be - the Gurkha Restaurant photo I saw in the paper - what devastation. We had a lot of rain here over the weekend and not a lot of sunshine. When will Summer begin?
    June

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  2. Dramatic floods in Weymouth! I hope this doesn`t happen when the Olympic Sailing is in progress. Good to see that people still turned up to enjoy themselves on Sunday.

    My son lives near Wareham and apparently North Street was under water this afternoon.

    Stay dry and safe.

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  3. Dear Sarah,
    oh my goodness...what a disaster with the weather.I'm terribly sorry for all the flood victims.Dear Sarah....I hope your family are alright.My thoughts are with you!!!!!
    Sincerely Flori

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  4. Hi Sara saw the flood in Weymouth on the tv, all water going down here, river still running fast but nothing like Saturday, have you seen Beaminster Tunnel! Julie xxx

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    1. The landslip looks awful at the Beaminster tunnel.Some roads are still impassable around here days after the rain!
      Sarah x

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  5. Oh wow, I'm glad to hear you weren't affected by the flooding! Stay safe xo K

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  6. I missed the big floods in Brisbane, Australia in January 2011, but one thing I do remember is my friends telling me how surreal it was to be cleaning up from the floods in the days after, when the sun was shining and the days were HOT (it was summer time, after all). It made the floods feel like a dream, except for the devastation lying all around.

    I hope Dorset gets back on its (dry) feet soon!

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    1. I do feel for all those homes and businesses have been affected. It must been so devasting and takes so long to get everything dry and back to normal.
      Sarah x

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  7. It's so sad to see people's lives and businesses turned upside down like this, some will recover over time but some never do. We had a lot of rain too but fortunately no floods this time. Hope you're well and safe.

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  8. Dear me, it is a bit wet isn't it? Tragic that weather can cause such devastation. Beautiful rainbow though, you were very lucky to catch that, it's like a child's drawing of one, whole and perfect. Glad you weren't too badly affected and hope it stays fine for you xxx

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  9. Thank God it has not affected you so much. The pictures look really bad. I wish you all the best
    Petra

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  10. My heart goes out to all those affected. My home means so much to me it would be hard to imagine losing everything in a flood, Ada :(

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  11. It must be heartbreaking to be flooded. We seem to have got off lightly though the courgettes and strawberries are rotting in the warmth and damp!

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  12. So sorry to hear about your weather. All the best to everyone there. Love the photo of the rainbow. A show of hope.
    Blessings

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  13. Oh my goodness the damage the water is causing, when will this rain stop? Glad to hear you're safely out of the way. Your photos are so good though, Sarah

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  14. Its country wide too which I can't ever remember before either! xxx

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  15. Gosh - you have had a lot of water! I thought we'd had it wet but nothing quite like that.......but it is still raining here and no sign of sun for days and days. Juliex

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  16. Our local town Hebden Bridge has had it bad these past few weeks and now the Great Yorkshire show has been called off, but when the sun does come out it does make everyone happier!
    xxx

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  17. wow, look at that water! we've been lucky and havent been flooded, in fact although its rained hard at times they are still saying its not enough for all the dry weather we've had!

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  18. Aww Dear Sarah.
    What a lot of rain!
    We haven't had it nearly as bad....
    Loved the photos of Lyme Regis on your earlier post,they capture the seaside wonderfully.
    I always feel as though, I have, had a lovely trip out, when I visit you Sarah!
    A lovely start to my day!

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  19. Gosh, that's a lot of water! Our little corner of Wales seemed to miss the worst of it this time, but we still got pretty wet and have rivers in flood. Hope the sun's still shining on you :D

    The fish in that photo looks incredible ... I think I will now be compelled to cook fish for supper!

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  20. I really enjoyed this post, Sarah. You have managed to capture this freak weather both realistically and poetically. Your pictures are so lovely; I was compelled to read your post twice.

    Stephanie

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  21. I I just found your blog. Wow you had a lot of rain. Love your photo,s I am going to follow you.
    Riet

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  22. sorry to hear about the flooding there! the world's weather seems to be getting more extreme. hope you get some summer soon. thanks for visiting my blog!
    cheryl x
    new follower :)

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