Panier of Plenty

A Roar

Our dam, upriver

Our dam, upriver

7th March

Morning, 7th March

Nature has ‘raised her voice’ as our département, the Pyrénées
Orientales, was placed on ‘vigilance rouge’ – a tempest raging.
The coast was battered by giant waves as high winds whipped up
foaming seas, causing road closures and surface flooding, whilst
rivers have burst their banks and cascades flow too rapidly,
transformed into thundering torrents.

Tree roots exposed

Tree roots exposed

The river gathers force

The river gathers force

Downstream

Downstream

Near our stone bridge

Near our stone bridge

Statistics state ‘two months rainfall in a 24 hour period’, yet
they can be multiplied as it kept pouring for days, bringing much
needed rain with ‘consequences’ as the damage is evaluated…
along with many ‘pleasant surprises’ as the streams that were
completely dry now spring back into life, and the forest is revived.

Our stream now alive

Our stream now alive

Water cascading again

Water cascading again

Feeding the trees

Feeding the trees

Clearing away debris

Clearing away debris

My 'writing corner' transforms

My ‘writing corner’ transforms

After months of drought

After months of drought

As the morning mist lifted, the sun started to work its magic –
our garage doors flung open to dry out the flooded floor.

The forest path

The forest path

Flooding underfoot

Flooding underfoot

The field

The field

Raindrops fill the forest

Raindrops fill the forest

The sun returns

The sun returns

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6 thoughts on “A Roar

  1. Stunning images Vivienne!!! Stupendous power of Nature!! Hope you are not too flooded. Floods for Miss K near the Hunter as well! Bisous xxx 🙂

    • Hello Mesara, thank you! Hope Miss K is ok, just a bit of drying out needed for the garage (which is like Aladdin’s cave), spectacular light and rainbows… bisous back to you xxx

  2. peonyden on said:

    Your local Frogs will be very happy, Vivienne
    Denis Wilson

  3. Wonderful run of images, the beauty and necessity of water.

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