Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wet Wet Wet

Those of us in the UK are well aware that we are in the midst of a terrible drought....there has been hardly any rainfall for two years now and everything is drying up...we're not even allowed to use our hoses, so can't wash our cars, fill our pools or even water our gardens.

For those of you outside of the UK, let me show you what it means to be in the middle of a British drought.....
...looks suspiciously like a bit of rain to me.  Also, this stream is normally a trickle of about 2 inches deep - today it was more like a raging torrent on the verge of breaking it's banks.
This is not a stream, it's a pathway where I quite often walk the dog.  Clovis is sensible and walks to the side...

.....because it just about comes up to my ankles!
This resigned look from my dog translates as 'Hurry up woman!  I need to get home!'  He had also just surprised a deer and had a flat-out 100mph sprint across the field and back, so was feeling a bit tired.  99% of salukis do not come back when recalled, particularly if they are on the chase - I am so glad that mine falls into the 1% that do, especially in this weather!
It doesn't take long for the ducks to find out where the water is - this ditch is usually just a bit muddy.

So there you have it, a drought in Britain.  I'm off to buy some cubits of wood and start that ark.....

5 comments:

Sarah :) said...

Lol, as an Australian, I have to be honest and say I'm always mildly amused when the UK goes through a 'drought' :P This post sums up my thoughts perfectly!

Soggibottom said...

Wondered how your walk went today. I'll get the nails for the ark.. Clovis looks as if he could do with a pair of water wings. Hey Clovis, get home fast, or get your mum to hold the umbrella over YOU :-) x x x

Pixie said...

LOL I get where your coming from I had a completely incredulous look on my face when i was told about the ban and then I looked out the window to see the flooded back garden! hope you dry up soon!

Magpie Magic said...

LOL Drought indeed.... Better get a few more pairs of wellies, too, they'll be a very rare commodity soon if this goes on.

Sue Doran said...

I remember saying on the day they announced the hosepipe ban on the news "You wait, it'll do nothing but rain now ..." never a truer word ... me and my big mouth!