Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He took refuge from some foul weather by visiting the museum in Derby where he came across a fine representation of Athenian democracy crafted out of LEGO.
After yesterday’s excitement, we were hoping for a less interesting day today and as far as the weather went, we got one. Unfortunately, that didn’t mean that it had stopped raining, just that it had stopped raining so hard. In fact it rained more or less the whole day but luckily it was quite gentle for a lot of the time.
After church, which was quite jolly with some good singing hymns and an interesting address from my cello playing friend, Mike, I went up to check on the ad hoc repair to the sluice at Pool Corner.
In spite of the continuing rain, water levels had dropped a lot and it was good to see the board still in place.
Looking into the main course of the Wauchope, I could see a couple of trees which had come over the caul yesterday, giving some idea of the force of the water.
I cycled home and was impressed by the sheer cheek of a sunflower which thought that this was a good moment to show some yellow sun.
I walked round the garden in the drizzle.
The new lilies are standing up to the rain pretty well.
As always on a wet day, there are opportunities for the bored photographer.
I took two of them.
At one point we did think of going for a walk to visit the landslide on the main road out of town, but just as we were getting ready to go, the rain started to come down more heavily so we gave up the idea and settled down to do harmless indoor tasks instead.
Every now and again, we checked the level of the dam. It stayed calm.
I put a parish magazine from 1968 on to our Archive Group web pages. Sandy had scanned and digitised it so it wasn’t a difficult task.
We watched athletics from Poland on the telly and were pleased to see that it was a perfectly lovely day there….well fairly pleased.
From time time to time, I looked out of the door into the garden to see if it was still raining.
There were still plenty of birds popping about though.
I hope that the birds don’t get the wrong idea and start pecking at our plums.
In the early evening, I went up to have another look at Pool Corner. The waters had risen but the board was still holding.
The Wauchope was doing a good job of disposing of the surplus water into the Esk.
The dam behind the house was reassuringly low.
I took a picture of two rather soggy dahlias just to add a bit of colour to a dull day.
All we can do is to hope that the overnight rain is not too heavy and stops as forecast at 3 am.
The flying bird of the day is a passing rook on its way to find some shelter.