Monday, 13 October 2014

The arrival of the raining season

It's been a great Summer this year, I suppose it was too much to wish that it would last.The rainy season has hit the South West of England again.

We've been saying for weeks we needed some rain and at least there is now a decent amount of water again flowing through our stream/river (it's only classed by us as a river when it's about to overflow).

Our new dirt water ditch water relief channel seems to be working.

Here's the view on Saturday. The view from the play park end at the back of Soggibottom cottage.  The little weir still needs attention ref the water level and the right amount of water that should be flowing along the river. The sand bags in one corner have only been there for a few months. I'm sure those that know better believe the sandbags are going to help with water levels. We only live here, what do we know about water levels.

The same view today. The sandbags will be around, probably to be found floating down the river Teign by now, half way on their journey to the sea.

It has to be said, it's not a great day to be out and about especially for Freya Rose Blossoms. Our plans had to be altered last week, we never did make our intended visit to see our kids.  I also have to mention to Kiann, Jake and Tilly May.

Grandad has been eating the sweets he was going to bring you. 

Freya Rose Blossom can be found over at The Cat Flap Cavalier as usual.
Everyone keep dry. See you later guys :-) x x x


Unknown said...

Yep it is miserable here too and a second lousy grey rainy Monday. Let's hope it easies up and we have sun again. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Mary Ann Tate said...

Try to keep high and dry:)

Sue said...

We've had monsoon conditions here. Got soaked twice today.

Hope you don't have problems with the channel.

Christine said...

It never rains but it pours! What a relief the channel is working for now.
Any sweets left for another chocolate liver?

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I am confused - that was rain for a day? Why is it dark? And I have to say that is a heck of a lot of water.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hope all that rain stays exactly where it should,, and not try to get into your house. It needs to be well behaved!!! Freya , your rain coat is so beautful- now be careful not to get to close to the waters.!

The Gang at LLB said...

We hope the rainy season is "just rainy enough" :-)

WoolenSails said...

Too much rain is not fun, luckily we are having nice weather this week, then rain for a few days, so can't complain.


Allie said...

Lots of rain here as well, my road looks almost like your water relief channel, lol. Stay dry as you can!

M. K. Clinton said...

Hello! Thanks for dropping by the bayou today so we could meet you! Freya Rose is adorable. ♥ Do you have an Etsy store or somewhere that I can see your teddy bears?

Murphy said...

Wow, you get lots of water! We don't get much. Mostly the sun just shines!

Your Super Doodz Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

tubby3pug said...

Wow! we now know why its called soggi bottom
retro rover

Al said...

I don't miss those English and Dutch winters, but the scenery there is beautiful. Especially in that previous post!

Charliedownunder said...

crikey ..... thanks for stopping by my blog today. It was very nice to meet you. I sure hope we can be friends. I wondered what the 'soggi' bottom was all about but I can see now. That's a lot of soggi water. I gather it doesn't always stay where it should, aye?? Freya Rose is so sweet and those bears ... OMD Mum's flipping!! She LOVES bears!!