Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Drought? What Drought??!!

Didn’t we have a gorgeous weekend? Almost wall-to-wall sunshine & although there was a cool breeze, I even donned a pair of cropped trousers & flip-flops! I got three loads of washing line dried & pottered about in the garden.

The only frustration was not being able to use the hosepipe!! we are right at the centre of the ‘hosepipe ban’ zone! After all the rain we've had over the past two weeks, you’d think the apparent drought conditions would have improved a little wouldn’t you?

As part of my ‘Move More’ resolution for 2012, I have been parking my car out of town at a local leisure park & walking into town along the river embankment. Why am I telling you this? Well, last Wednesday I wasn’t able to walk on the path! The river that usually looks like this…


…looks like this!


I had to stay on one side & walk along the roadside, but did get onto the bridge to get this photo!…&  on my way back I braved the footpath (as far as I could!) to get these too…

24 What Drought

So, please Mr Weatherman, I don’t understand why this isn’t the ‘right’ sort of rain. If we have floods in our town centre & surrounding villages, why aren’t the reservoirs filling up too?!

I guess, in the meantime, I’ll have to keep on with the watering can & catch as much rainwater as possible, but I’m looking forward to the ban being lifted soon!!

I’ve just glanced out of the window to see hailstones bouncing off the window ledge! Summer is surely here!!

Thanks for stopping by & come back soon! Open-mouthed smile


Sian said...

It's all over the place! We were inside beside the fire at the weekend, but it's warm enough for gardening today.

I like your river photos

Sandra said...

This morning I got well and truly soaked walking Eddie, then an hour ago the back door was wide open, and the sun was ou ... And now, guess what! Hail. I'm so with you on wantin the hosepipe ban lifted.

I love that you've taken those photos

scrappyjacky said...

We had a glorious weekend....didn't even need a jacket....but now it's back to wall-to-wall rain....I definately don't need a hosepipe at the moment....but we still have the ban here as well.

Lizzie said...

Gosh, only just seen this... My lads went to the cinema last weekend and walked up the Embankment to meet me. They didn't say it was flooded, so I suppose the water must have gone down by then.
I haven't seen the river that high for a long time! Great photos though, Sandi.
I really should meet you in town for a coffee, one day soon! (?)