Tuesday, 6 June 2023

Downpour.


One minute you're grilling steaks on the BBQ, the next minute the skies open and the whole garden is flooded.

I really love spring and summer storms. Our auvent (covered terrace)  protects us from the worst of the weather, and we can enjoy the son et lumiere in reasonable comfort.


Last night's storm was very wet, but without the enjoyment of the thunder and lightning. There was a bit, but not to the noisy extent that I really enjoy. In fact the rain was so heavy that we were eventually forced indoors; and copious enough to bring up some C├Ępes in 10 days time.

Such is life in our neck of the woods. A 27 C swim in the afternoon, a BBQ for supper, then a vicious downpour to accompany one's glass of port.

One has to wonder what the morrow will bring.

 

23 comments:

  1. "One has to wonder what the morrow will bring..." Not in Yorkshire one doesn't. More dry weather and sunshine as our anticyclone refuses to shift. We haven't had any rain in a month.

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    1. It's been hot-n-stormy here since we arrived, but last night's rain was quite special. My courgette and broccoli plants will have benefitted.

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  2. That looks well and truly sodden.

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    1. It POURED! Back in Brighton we had a few tiny showers over winter, now we have this. They sky must now be empty.

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  3. I hope you are not going to have what we had over summer.

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    1. It's been hot and stormy, but overall very nice.

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  4. Well Cro, it's what we all say - it's good for the garden!

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    1. It's also good for the Slugs; I shall have to go and feed them some pellets.

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  5. Spring rains, bring summer flowers.

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  6. Could you send some of the wet stuff over here - the gardens are really suffering now.

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    1. I hope we won't be having too much again for a while, although I see that we have storms forecast for Friday.

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  7. It all sounds lovely, especially sipping port while watching the rain. By the way, I love your fields of waving grass that edge your lawn. I hope they never see a mower again.

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    1. I'm afraid they will, and quite soon. All the grass will be taken for hay. I spoke to the farmer this morning and he's just waiting for 3 hot days.

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  8. Your transition to country living sounds ideal.

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    1. There's a lot of work to do, but it's all outdoors so I'm quite happy with that.

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  9. Your grass will need cutting again very soon with all that rain and sunshine. We haven't started swimming, in the sea , yet. Family tell us its freezing.

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    1. We've now managed to find a gardener who's strimming some of the very long grass. Once it's been cut I can go over it with 'Rory', and keep it under control.

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  10. We could do with some of that...we looked at the long range forecast for the next month..there may be some rain and thunder further south, but carrying on dry and warmer than usual up here

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    1. We are promised more storms for Friday and Sunday. 27 C again today.

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  11. Tomorrow will bring...another day in paradise!

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    1. Unfortunately a lot of work to do before that, but we'll get there.

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  12. *snap* we had a thunder and lightning storm too last night (Tuesday 6th) extremely loud and long thunder and what a lightning display! I got up and watched from the front door for a few minutes. We lost power for a while but it was the middle of the night when I don't usually need any so I wasn't bothered by that. there was some rain but the real downpour came after the thunder moved on. The cat went into hiding.

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