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Reabrook after rain


Reabrook after rain

The brook at the back of the bungalows after a lot of rain: the first time I saw it it was barely a thread, seemed hardly to move. Meant to get a pic, but then it started raining ... the flow seems to be quite heavy, there are visible back-eddies coming off the tree



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bjs
Bjs
 

they cease to be a brook then, Don't fall in.

22 Jan, 2014

 

Yes, take care. We have a burn just at the bottom of the field that our house is in. Luckily it slopes down from our house, as the burn is about to overflow and there is a lot of standing water beside it.....eek!

22 Jan, 2014

 

lol I kept a respectable distance from the bank edge, and tested the ground before I entrusted my weight to it. I trieed to capture the force of the current iwth the back-eddies that it threw up, there were several clear ones, but I didn't feel like going closer to the edge to catch them

I saw a programme years ago, they got a stuntman rigged with safety wires to see how much of a "rising flood" stream he could navigate: as soon as it got to knee height it took his feet out from under him - not the depth, but the sheer force of the flow.

so many people don't take water seriously - it's fairly shallow, it must be safe. They don't show it enough respect, and it turns and bites them.

I've no idea how deep this stream now is, or how fast hte flow, but I have absolutely no intention of finding out the hard way!"

23 Jan, 2014

 

Amazing how quick these little river tributaries rise up and drop back down again quickly. Our little river is culverted in one part near us and a natural stream a bit further up.
This morning it was quite high and fast, up the walls and rushing past in its concrete channel. Recently 2 egrets visited, I couldn't believe my eyes! Otters next perhaps? They might be in your stream. I am more used to trollius supermakitus in the stream!

23 Jan, 2014

 

yes, I agree Fran. ours is flowing very fast too. In the summer children were playing on it's banks, but then it looked very 'friendly' and to be honest, I think farming kids have more awareness generally.

23 Jan, 2014

 

Dorjac...we get a lot of that too....it's a terrible weed!

23 Jan, 2014

 

lol have you heard Flanders & Swann's "the bedstead men"? I was going to do an update about shopping trolleys, maybe call it "the tolley song (nothing to do with Judy Garland)"

I want to find out where the book rises: I assume it feeds in to the Severn, but where? So much to discover!

24 Jan, 2014

 

That's just the sort of thing that fascinates me too Fran! Once I found the walled garden over the hill! I had to find out why it was there...then I found out about the demolished mansion and I had to know what it looked like and where it was sited...and then I realised that what I had thought was a Victorian dairy was actually the old stables for the demolished house! Then I discovered that my neighbour does all his veg. Growing in the old walled garden....so now I'm dying to speak to him and see if I can join in! Lol!

24 Jan, 2014

 

that all sounds fascinating, Karen: have you put it together in a "story" that links it all up? it'd be a great read

25 Jan, 2014

 

Great idea...will do a blog some time!

25 Jan, 2014

 

bags I first in the queue!!!

25 Jan, 2014



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