The weather over the last couple of weeks reminds me of that old poem we said as children, you know the one...
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.
Sums it up in a nutshell really, we've had just about the gamut of all the weather can muster this last couple of weeks though the rain has featured all year long.
Mostly it's been raining, days of it for almost the whole of this year.
The ground is waterlogged, people are flooded out and still it rains...we need Noah and his ark!
We've also had some really hard frosts.
We've woken to Jack Frost's wonderful handiwork, still lifes of frosty fern pictures which we don't usually see because of the central heating, but he managed it last week.
And snow, pristine white, covering the ground and making all the gardeners happy...everyone's garden looks the same under snow whether you've weeded or not!
Then of course the fog, so thick you couldn't see the bottom of the garden, my ash trees loomed eerily and the birds flew off and disappeared into nothingness. The silence was paplable!
We've had wind too, sometimes gale force, buffeting the garden and knocking things down...I'm now minus a greenhouse door and DH has lost a panel in a fence!
And through it all, the ubiquitous rain...sometime torrential, sometimes showery but always around.
This morning was showers, blustery and windy, like needles on your face.
But inbetween we had a beautiful rainbow.
It arched across the garden like a multi coloured ribbon, highlighting the bare cherry tree branches with a golden glow.
It's raining again now!
Here are a few pictures for you:
The swollen river Derwent, water high above it's banks, looks beautiful as the sun glints across it
The caravans in the park narrowly missed being flooded after owners raised them on stilts to combat the water
The cornmill stream overflowed it's banks
Ducks swimming in the park where we usually walk
The road through the village was under two feet of water, now slowly going down!
Where's the garden gone?
You need a boat to get out...
Snow through the conservatory windows
I was glad to be inside!
Jack Frost's been busy creating his masterpieces
Another Jack Frost design
My eerie looking ash trees
The beautiful rainbow