A month’s rain in 24 hours. Then some more. Too much for waterlogged soil to absorb. Too much for drains to cope. Too much for rivers to contain.

Usually we cannot see the River Severn itself but this is what the Severn Vale looked like from North Hill yesterday:



And this was from Old Hills, near Callow Lane:



Kassie and I walked down Pixam Lane to find Lower Ferry Lane was under water, with water rushing into a field by the crossroads.



We watched the farmer disappear into the distance of a flooded field, taking food to sheep on a distant hillside; then we watched him safely return.



In the distance, the sun was setting behind the Malvern Hills.


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6 Responses to Floods

  1. Stunning photos, Fran, showing the plight of our local area over the past few days. Hoping those poor sheep got their food and that we all cope with what nature is throwing at us right now.

    • Myfanwy Fox says:

      Thanks, Polly. Yes, it’s been horrendous again, hasn’t it. We had a stream instead of a road down Happy Valley because the drains couldn’t cope but I gather no one was flooded (for once). I was quite relieved to see the farmer return but he seemed to know exactly what he was doing. I suppose it’s a regular thing down there by the river. Fingers cross the winter won’t be too bad this year.

  2. malgor says:

    Nature – cruel but beautiful. Excellent set of pics, MF! Brave man that farmer, driving through a water-logged field planted with electricity pylons.

    • Myfanwy Fox says:

      Thanks, kind sir. The farmer seemed to know his way and went at quite a pace. Most vehicles would conk out with the water coming up the bonnet like that but he obviously knew what his Landrover was capable of.

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