Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Wet Start to a New Year.

After the New Year storms lots of water surrounds the cottage today.

There might be water around, but at least the stream beside the cottage although flowing fast is lower than we have seen it before when there has been a heavy storm. . No defences needed to keep the cottage dry against flooding at the moment.

Freya's park walk was wetter than usual today.

Instead of her usual romp around without her lead Freya was kept safe and under control. Your never too sure where the river ends and the park begins when the water from surrounding hills heads down into the valley onto the flood plain.

I had so many other photo's to put on here, mud and water weren't on the list.

A photo of Big Ben one minute past midnight at the start of the New Year.

London's sky line lite by fireworks.

The third of January, the New Year seems ages ago.

There is still some colour around, we've eaten all the nuts but there are still a few apples and tangerines.

Even a rainbow.

At least one of us loves all the water. 

Where ever you are in the U.K, keep safe and dry.
What a start to a New Year !


Old Kitty said...

Gosh your stream looks very angry and fast flowing! But yay that you're all ok! And good for Freya enjoying herself!

The rains and wind kept me most awake! I thought my windows were seriously going to cave in and shatter! Good grief!

Here's hoping tomorrow will be a lot calmer! At least you had a lovely rainbow - that's lovely.

Oh I really enjoyed the London fireworks (from the comfort of a sofa! LOL!) Very good!!

Happy New Year!! Take care

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love all the photos! Wow, but your puppy is going to get a soggibottom............grin....couldn't resist.

Mary Ann Tate said...

What is it about dogs and water and mud...LOL We are having a cold spell...-16C....brrrr. It felt like -30...so not liking this winter. It's been too wet.

WoolenSails said...

Hard when the water is like that, we haven't had too many bad rains, so lucky. Mostly cold now, so sticking inside.


kare said...

Nice stream to meander like that...
We have wild & wooleys they call
"Washes" here in Arizona.

There's NO Way we will be wading in or near one when they "run".

Perhaps some puddle jumping afterwards.. but not yet..We're still too new to such events.

Your pictures are Fantastic...even the water up your socks one!!))
Happy New Year!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is a lot of water. I sure wouldn't want my four pups out in it, muddy feet for sure. Smart to keep Freya Rose tethered, those waters can be very tricky.

The holidays take so much preparation and yes, they are gone so quickly. Hope you and yours have a happy and healthy year ahead.

Faye Henry said...

Hi Midge.. Lovely photos.. Freya is having a great time anyway..
We have had a bit of rain and still don't have snow.. Hard to believe.. Your fruit looks delicious.. smile..
Blessings sweet friend..

Lisa said...

Just cold here, well today was! Will be in the 60's by Friday! The girls wore their sweaters/jumpers this morning it was in the 20's. They enjoyed them today ;)
Hugs, Lisa

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Love your photos, Midge! Hope all is well with you!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Allie said...

My feet just got even colder looking at that, lol. Glad the cottage is staying dry!

Caroline B said...

So windy here yesterday I thought I'd end up flying the dog like a kite! Lots of flooded bits and fences blown down but then at lunchtime we had calm and sunshine...wierd!

Dolores said...

Soggibottom Bear looks very dapper in his suit. I hope the rain has ended. It's a tad cold here but it should warm up by Friday.
It's a good thing to keep Freya on a leash with all that running water.

Sue said...

As long as you're safe and dry, let it storm. Happy new year.

Brando and Bogart said...

Sunny and 50 here, Hope all dries out soon!

WendyCarole said...

Still raining here 21mm on Wednesday. So that is over 40 for the year!
it's meant to cheer up later. I'll believe it when I see it.

Happy New Year

Victoria said...

Happy New Year my friend! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I got so lazy with it toward the end of last year but I'm going to do better this year...or at least try!

How wonderful all that rain looks, can I come over and play with your fur babies in it? We're in the 80's here and it's really hard to cozy up with a cup of hot tea in this!

Anyway, here's to a wonderful 2012!

Remington said...

Lots of water there.... Great pics!

rc truck said...

Happy new year.In this blog show all pics are so great.I like this all pics.Thanx to share with us.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I came back and was poking around- and saw my comment was gone- well I guess it was the night blogger was eating comments!
All of these photos are so gorgeous!
Yes- you have lots of water like we do!
Beautiful fire works! How neat that you got to see them.