Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wild and wet!

We've had an incredibly wet, windy and wild August so far. In the last two days we have had 80mm of rain, fierce winds, hail, thunder, fog, etc.

Yesterday's view during a hail storm.
Even the balcony wasn't spared. Nice little layer of hail. There was more outside, but I wasn't game to go there.
At the back of the house we have a lake - it's all flooded up to the walls of the house, even the carport has turned into a river. (Not in the picture.)
The dam filled up incredibly in the last 2 days. It's still very windy, wet and cold today.


OurGangof7 said...

That sure is a lot of water!!! Still we desperately needed the water, just not laying right outside your back door literally lol

Hope you dry out a little bit soon and can go back to enjoying the rain a little bit further from your windows!!!

Anna's Spot said...

Wow, that looks like the monsoons here, although our flooding leaves quite quickly. Yours looks so saturated that it doesn't have a place to go. Talk about August Showers for you. Hope you can stay dry!

Chris said...

That's some serious rain. A bit scary coming so close to the house though. I hope it stayed dry inside.

Do you have any plans to build swales to divert the water next time? We've had to incorporate them at two levels in front of our house - one above the front retaining wall and one below it.

That's because in our first year living here, we had some incredible summer storms and the running water was nearly touching the verandah. It's scary when it comes that close to the house and the rain keeps pouring!!

By the way, I've been enjoying reading your adventures with bacon lately. :)

Veggie Gnome said...

We are now having marvellous spring weather. Sunshine, bit of warmth, etc. The water has receded and there is just a little mud left on the ground.

The washing machine is working overtime, especially as the forecast from Tuesday night onwards is for rain again.

Chris, no plans for swales yet. But we shall see.
Glad you are enjoying our bacon tales. :)