Gales, Strong gales and Mini Hurricanes.
We went down south for the weekend and came home to be greeted by extremely high winds and then it rained overnight. This pleased us as we would not need to do any watering.
We woke this morning to strong gales from the south west. They are now coming from the west. It has rained buckets. Our slates are flying on both the west and south sides of our house so it is not safe to go outside. Next doors ridge flashing is raised along quite a lot of its length and the slates on the south side of the flashing are standing up like flags before being whisked up and over the roof. It would be quite enjoyable if it was not so serious.
In the garden the trees look as if they only have branches on the north and east sides. They are almost horizontal. The poor old damson tree has been hit again and another huge branch has hit the deck. It may need to come down. Even the grass which has been left growing because of the naturalised bulbs is being flattened as the wind hits the house and bounces back at the garden in our south garden.
I feel so sorry for those in other countries who are experiencing real hurricanes. The relentless noise is probably the most wearing part for us but for those whose homes are being wrecked, with roofs sailing in to the gardens etc it must be terrifying.
- 23 May, 2011
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