Tuesday, 30 July 2019
As I write this at three in the afternoon we are in the midst of one of the worst storms I have ever seen. Hail stones are cascading down, my whole garden is flooded and there is water everywhere. It has been going for a good half hour and as yet shows no sign of abating. Tess and I were just about to set out on our afternoon walk when it arrived - we shall not go now until it is long past. It has just come on twice as bad. My poor plants - they certainly will not be thirsty now. And my water butt will be full. (and my windows washed clean).
There is literally a waterfall coming through at the top of the garden, cascading over the top patio and then pouring over the bottom patio and going I know not where. When it finally stops I might go out and see!The sky keeps lightening and the rain lessening and then a couple of minutes later it starts again. Our climate these days is never a happy medium - always one thing or the other. As I write more hailstones have arrived.
Water is shooting up through the manholes in the road outside. The sky is lightening, odd scraps of blue here and there. The standing water is slowly dispersing but not sure where it is going - certainly not going out to look as it would be well over my shoes.