Sunday, 7 March 2010

Spring flowers & flooded ditches.

Monday has come around again in the blink of an eye and so we head to one of the most interesting blogs I know, Mary's thelittle redhouse, for Mosaic Monday.
After last weeks torrential rain and gale force winds had subsided I went out to try and capture the feel of it all.

Although we were not as badly affected as the Charente Maritime and other regions, the rain had no where to go as the surrounding fields were still sodden from previous storms.

The water was draining into the ditches at the side of the lane so fast that waterfalls and rushing streams formed along the way.

One bright note, the wild primroses and orchids are begining to show at last.


  1. I'm glad to hear that you weren't too terribly affected by the severe weather. Your mosaics are really lovely this evening - they give a real sense of the change of season that is 'flooding' into your part of the world.

  2. Maggie, that's a lot of rain! I can't believe the water in the ditches (that looks like a rushing stream!). Your mosaics are so pretty, and it is wonderful to see flowers in bloom.

  3. Morning Maggie, some of our fields nearby are flooded, even some gardens here as we have a high water table. It is lovely to see the Spring flowers struggling to flower though isn't it.

    We have a lovely sunny morning here in the UK, but it is very cold out, still need to wrap up warm!!

    We have had a mixture of weather so far, lets just hope that Spring and Summer will be warm and dry.

    Great mosaics,I love the way you have a background photo and then the others on top.

    Have a good Monday, Jackie

  4. Good morning Maggie.Great mosaics for you as always.You sure had bad weather , so much rain you don't know where it all comes from. Would you believe we had snow again today. I think it is turning into rain now.Have a nice day

  5. Maggie,

    Glad the storm has gone and not too much damage. You captured the wetness very well.

    We are off to the market and I need tulips!


  6. Glad you didn't receive much damage from the rain. Glad to see things sprouting up. Spring is on its way!

  7. Hi Maggie! I loved seeing the flowers! And I do remember the ditches in France...yikes! I was always afraid of running off the road! lol Happy week!...Debbie

  8. Each picture more charming than the last - thanks for sharing!

  9. I was just poppin' in to see what you've been up to. Your pictures a terrific, I especially love the movin' water pic.

    God bless ya'll and may your day be filled with sweet blessings from above!!!

  10. HOw nice that some of your flowering plants are starting to come up! Hope you don't get anymore rain for a while. We don't want you to get flooded.

  11. Hello Maggie,

    Lovely Mosaics....this is my first time to your blog and after reading about your home I would LOVE to see pictures inside and out. :0) Do you have any archive posts that show it?

    It has to be just wonderful!!

    Thanks so much for coming over for a visit.

    ♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥

  12. I didn't know there were real primroses in French hedgerows too - we English thought they were ours alone!!!! Lovely pics, but perhaps enough is enough and soon it will dry up for you.

    Meanwhile, bet having a pair of good wellies is the best and most fashionable footwear these days!

    Stay safe - Mary

  13. Wonderful mosaics, Maggie! Some speak better than words. That is a lot of flooding! But at least you have the cheer of some lovely flowers blooming.

    All the snow in our northern states will cause a lot of flooding when it thaws.

  14. Hi Maggie, amazing photo of the rushing water in the ditch. Glad it wasn't too severe. Dallas was having severe thunder storms just as I was ready to depart this morning. More on that to you in a mail.....Sarah


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