On Friday a hosepipe ban came into force here as the reservoir levels had begun to drop.
Since then we have had predominantly rainy weather.
This is what is going on outside the kitchen window...
I wonder how long it will take to fill up the reservoirs so that we can have the sun back.
Ireland and the Isle of Man should be able to export water we get that much rain. I have had a word with the sun gods and its wall to wall sunshine next weekend and next week. Anyone for a barbecue?ReplyDelete
Did you put in a good word for us too, Dave?Delete
This is Wales. 'Nuff said!ReplyDelete
How green is your valley???Delete
Nice to know that reservoir refilling can be arranged on demand. Can it also be turned off on demand once they are full?ReplyDelete
I think there must be a faulty refill valve somewhere as it always seems to be difficult to turn off.Delete
We're in Wales, but our part of Powys has been pretty dry this summer. The soil in my garden is bone dry a foot down. Slightly worrying, since we share a Heath Robinson water supply from a private spring a mile away and our hamlet is the last 3 properties on the supply. . . Many sheepses above us too!ReplyDelete
Oh my. Relying on a spring sounds a little precarious. I hope it is well fed from somewhere?Delete
Who knows? But that's a very nice view to watch the rain through.ReplyDelete
We have not had rain in London for weeks and weeks. The lawns are crispy straw-coloured. When it does rain I shall happily stand in the shower, as I am baking - my house retains the heat even when it is overcast!ReplyDelete
We used to despair of our rainy weather in the past but now it seems it may be turning out to be a good thing after all!Delete
I am surprised that there has not so far been an ad campaign on the TV urging people to use water responsibly. Why wait till it's too late?ReplyDelete
Perhaps the water companies can't afford to place an ad on TV? After all, they don't make much of a profit do they?Delete
I never thought of that. Poor utility companies.Delete
I haven't seen any charity boxes for the water companies. Poor little mites!Delete
Agree with the Veg Artist - we're in Wales- things are looking very wet out there today!ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
The clouds lifted here about an hour ago and we now have lovely warm sunshine!Delete
Tell the gods to send it further east. I could do with some of that stuff on my garden. Or bring a suitcase full yourself!ReplyDelete
I don't think they take any notice of me, Linda. I must have been far too naughty.Delete
My goodness...perhaps you are available to give a block of instructions on the proper operation of mother nature. She seems to be a bit harder to manage on this side of the pond.ReplyDelete
Oh, if only.Delete
Very hot and dry here, and I need to top-up the pool this morning. If there was a hose pipe ban (there may already be one) I'd have to close the pool. Cro (today in Bordeaux)ReplyDelete
If we dared to even touch our hosepipe our nasty neighbour would report us like a shot.Delete
That's a beautiful window to watch the rain out of...ReplyDelete
It does help xxxDelete