Saturday, December 1, 2012

Deluge.....


Although we have been having stormy weather these past few days, this picture was taken in 2010 when we had the mother of all storms check it out! Millions of dollars worth of damage, the cars that were ruined by the bigger than golf ball sized hail were too many to count, thankfully due to prior warning my car was safely tucked up in the garage. So this is my front garden, at the bottom end of my sloping street and with a drain on the road totally unable to cope with the deluge of rain that fell, the water advancing up my lawn at a rapid pace, believe me looking out of the window I was feeling the panic! On the fun side when the hail stopped, the children next door and around had a great time playing in the knee deep water, I wish I'd taken some shots of that! I'm off to frolic in the country this weekend, hope you have a fab weekend, take care and stay safe. To see other theme day posts Click here to view all participants of this theme day

43 comments:

  1. Looks like shots from our east coast after Hurricane Sandy!! What a mess!! Hope you're spared any more storms like that!! Hope you have a great, storm-free weekend!!

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  2. I experienced a flood once, and it was really frightning!

    I wish you a nice week!

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  3. 'Tis a messy rain that did this! But you know that Mother Nature is capricious, does not play favorites, and can make a mess of many things. That's the hail of it. (Did I say that before?)

    Have a great weekend wherever thou goest.

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  4. I'm with Malyss. I was in a flash flood years ago and it was quite a scary experience. Hope you have nice weather for the weekend!

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  5. Oh gosh, love the shot but what a ghastly storm - I can believe it was a $100m clean-up! The weather *has* been haywire - your recent weather sounds oddly similar to ours (despite the opposite seasons!). Hopefully it will be a relaxing and lovely-weather weekend for you!

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  6. Hail is scary stuff.

    Enjoy your weekend away :)

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  7. A country weekend get-a-way Grace, hope you'll have some nice pics for us!
    It is HOT HOT HOT over here.

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  8. Scary indeed! Glad you are getting away for a couple of days, Grace!

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  9. Two floods so far. Before the second time happened, my boyfriend, who was at my place, said: If the water comes in again, I move to your town/place, no matter what.
    I (meanly) crossed fingers and toes.
    It even went into the tub.
    Since then we live happily together after 13 years of weekend-relationship.

    And... frolic over here is dog-food :-)
    A happy word for dogs and me http://www.frolic.de/
    And yes, I know the downside, too, the smelly mud, the work. Glad the water stopped in front of your door!

    Happy holiday-weekend to you!

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  10. I think I am going to enjoy looking at what people have on offer for Theme Day. Your photo has a familiar look about it. Have a super weekend. Stay in the cool if that is possible.

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  11. We had two deluges with thunder and lightning one at 10 pm last night and the other at 1 am this morning.

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  12. I wonder if we received that same weather later? My car was damaged by hail about that time. I did not realise until I washed it. A weekend in the country. How fine.

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  13. glad your auto is safe! Wishing you dry dreams



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  14. Yes, seems as if nature always has the last word.

    Please have a good time and a good new month.

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  15. But the water does look pretty in the picture...

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  16. Did that in our back yard a few weeks ago - not the hail, the water. A thunderstorm rolled through dropping over an inch (3cm) in just a few minutes. Our back patio was ankle deep and approaching the back door when it stopped. Sunshine ten minutes later.

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  17. looks like the weather we occasionally get here in florida, hope it does not get that bad for you again this year

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  18. Hey, something to remember, right? My place in West Hartford was built on a former meadow, but it is completely flat, so we don't get pooling like this.

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  19. Yikes, we could use some of that here. Feast or famine, deluge or drought.

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  20. Reminds me of the July2005 deluge that we went under in Mummbai...
    Have a fun weekend!

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  21. Wow, we would love to even have a quarter of that rain. Nice shot.

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  22. That sure is a big puddle. Enjoy your weekend of discovery and adventure.

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  23. Yup, you really did get lots of rain!

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  24. You sure get some whopper storms over there in the west Grace.

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  25. Your lovely street runneth over. Enjoy your getaway, Grace!

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  26. Nous aussi, sur Antibes cette semaine, nous avons eu droit au déluge. C'est rare.

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  27. Storms can get amazingly bad and this looks like it was a good one. Have a great weekend Grace!

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  28. Oh my goodness. I'm glad it wasn't worse than this, though. We're dreading the arrival of Typhoon Bopha next week. :(

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  29. happening more and more all around the world unfortunately...
    really bad .. also in Italy we had problems even this week (and 2 weeks ago as well!)
    ciao and all the best to you..

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  30. Wish you a nice and dry weekend.....lovely the reflections in the water.

    FGreetings, Joop

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  31. Like you I was once nearly flooded in 2007. Great relief when the rain finally stopped. Nice shot, have a nice frolic!

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  32. I find water is best water is in a lake, not a street.

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  33. beautiful photo...flooding is so scary! have a fun weekend :)

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  34. A daily view for us during the summer, when we lived in New Delhi... Kind of expecting seeing kids having fun in the water.

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  35. Looks like your street is going to be wet for awhile. I miss the summer.
    Happy theme day!

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  36. A scary time. Hope your garden has recovered. That sort of thing isn't exactly like the Nile fertilising the floodplain! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Love rain....just not when it's so destructive. We get that here as well each summer. Nasty business!

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  38. I would feel in panic too, Grace! Nevertheless it's a beautiful street you're living at.

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  39. Droughts and flooding rains, huh? Typical Aussie understatement ...

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  40. Is frightening to have water threatening to invade your house, but is funny to see in the photo, the road seems to end in a 'lake'. I like your street, looks quiet and cool.

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