Water water everywhere!

@Fleura (7276)
United Kingdom
January 18, 2016 12:47am CST
Thankfully we haven’t had the torrential rain and flash floods that have hit many places further north this winter, but we have had plenty of rain. This sort of weather has quite an impact on the landscape round here because there are a lot of springs, ditches and tiny streams that aren’t even noticeable in dry weather but after a few days of torrential rain the place is transformed. As I walked down a sloping meadow yesterday towards what is usually a damp ditch I could hear the sound of a waterfall due to the volume of water rushing through! A couple of substantial small rivers have appeared in the woods, and everywhere else is just so muddy that I’ve taken to carrying a big stick on our walks just to stem my sliding as I ‘ski’ in the mud down the slopes. Pup of course loves mud and water and the combination of both is best of all. When we unexpectedly came across a rushing stream in the woods where normally there is just a bit of a hollow he was in his element, leaping into and over it, running up and down in it, biting at the water and just generally getting overexcited at this unexpected treat! Luckily I have a collection of old towels for when we get home. All rights reserved. © Text copyright Fleur 2016.
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@TRBRocks420 (84228)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Jan 16
Rainy and, floods here, the last 3 months in a row.
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
Have you been affected by flooding?
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@TRBRocks420 (84228)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Jan 16
@Fleura Yes, because the flooding softened ground and, caused trees to fall over on power lines, also it went over the road one night.
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
@TRBRocks420 Yes I've noticed quite a few trees down around here as well, they just don't have enough to hold onto!
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18 Jan 16
Bless him!
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
He is a sweetie, and easily pleased!
@JudyEv (136523)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 16
I think you will need every one of those old towels. It's amazing what a difference a bit of rain can make.
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
I certainly do!
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
2 Mar 16
@Fleura Nice photo.I am looking at the photo of your dog enjoying the waterfall.
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 16
Oh yes he loves water, as long as he can keep his paws on the ground - he doesn't like to swim!
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
3 Mar 16
@Fleura Does he know how to swim?
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 16
@silvermist Oh yes he has fallen into the canal before and then he swam alright! I think that may have scared him though.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
18 Jan 16
Beautiful photo, your dog looks happy. We have a small brook running on the side of our garden, it's incredible how two days of rain can make a big difference.
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
It certainly does. I used to think I would love a stream at the bottom of the garden; now I'm not so sure!
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
18 Jan 16
@Fleura The kitty of our neighbor always walk in the stream then he likes to walk on our car, it's not funny.
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• United States
9 Feb 16
I love when it rains we need rain here
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 16
Rain patterns seem t have got disrupted recently; some places have far too much and others not enough!
@Sreekala (23732)
• India
18 Jan 16
Great picture I am sure the place was also beautiful.The dog is really enjoying the water.
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@Fleura (7276)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
Thanks! It was difficult to get a photo because he was so excited he was running about so fast!
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@LeaPea2417 (22358)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Feb 16
We have had rain but not to the flooding stage , thank goodness.
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
18 Jan 16
playing for a dog is essential
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@sgbrown (1641)
• United States
18 Jan 16
What a wonderful picture! We have had a lot of rain here in southern Oklahoma too. Apparently, some beavers dug a den into one of our pond dams. When the pond got too full, it caused a sink hole in the dam! I am hoping we can get it all filled in before it really causes a problem!
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