Flood-scapes

Flooding is posing an increasing threat to lives and property across the world. In the UK alone, it is estimated that 2.7 million homes are at risk of flooding.

The local river to my family home, the Great Ouse, is often swollen. Now, however, large tracts of it appear more as a large set of lakes than a river.

Harrold 1

I took these photos at Harrold and Odell Country Park yesterday. Here is me posing in a … what should I call it?… large puddle…

Me

Whole fields I used to walk through as a child are temporarily submerged. The sun set – in mid-afternoon of course (why is it that short winter days still surprise me?) – over the bloated water that should be a neat meandering river…

Sun

And the whole flood plain was bathed in a golden light and one heck of a lot of water…

Gold

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  1. Pingback: Amazing Grace: down by the riverside | iago80

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