Friday, 20 November 2009

Reflections on Floodwater

floodwaters -
the ducks are already
settling in

Many areas of the UK have seen huge amounts of rain over the past day or so. It has reached an emergency situation in some areas of the north of England. In central Scotland we've got away pretty lightly. The train line between Glasgow and Edinburgh was flooded yesterday and trains were moving very slowly and there was a lot of flooding in the fields (which is where I saw the ducks!).

I took the photo above at Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, back in September. You can see some more of my photos of Caerlaverock here. It seems to fit though!

for Weekend Reflections.

45 comments:

Bonjour Luxembourg said...

Adorable cloud and your picture is outstanding.Great moment and beautiful colours!
Happy weekend Reflections
Léia

Carolyn Ford said...

That is beautiful country! Beautiful capture and the reflection is brilliant!

James said...

This is a truly wonderful scene. I also really like your header picture.

Pacey said...

Ha, this is a magnificent reflection on the flood, looks like it was a good day.

Thomma Lyn said...

Sorry to hear about all the flooding in the UK! I'm glad you got away fairly lightly in Scotland. And what a gorgeous picture -- land, water, and sky.

RuneE said...

I have heard about the rain in Northern England and Western Scotland. It is beautiful areas and you have all my sympathy (especially since we have had our part here)

Icy BC said...

That's a great reflection of the cloud.

Hope things go better after the flood.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Just right.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Dear Juliet, here in Venice it hasn't rained now for more than two weeks, the weather is still, slightly foggy, permanently grey, fog above covering the blue. "Comatose" weather, at nine in the morning almost the same non-luminousity of half past seven!

And the last time it rained it was a deluge.
I am weating for the next weather front with a bit of apprehension...in October near Messina for the rain a whole village was buried under a mudslide!
In Venice catastrophic high-waters seem always to lurk behind the shades...
Weather: excesses in stony stillness or King Lear's fury.

Thank you for your comment in my blog. I will be happy if you find "Il peso della Farfalla"

Riet said...

Very beautiful reflecions of the clouds.

Michael said...

Flooding has been a problem in my area too, the river Ribble being a trouble spot. Nowhere near as bad as the devastation in Cumbria though. Nice picture.

Stine in Ontario said...

Well, at least the ducks are happy with all the moisture.

The recent British weather has been on our Canadian news. Sounds miserable.

maryt/theteach said...

Ducks and geese always find a place to settle down and rest! :)

Carol said...

Great shot of a beautiful scene...even better enlarged...

mbkatc230 said...

What a gorgeous place. The colors are just beautiful, and the cloud reflection is outstanding. Kathy

ruthie said...

thank you for visiting! so glad you enjoyed the photos, shetland is a wonderful place to visit, we hope to go back too. The floods are awful aren't they, we travelled to Dumfries today & saw the awful flooding of the river there & in so many other places along the drive that have never flooded before. But we knew this was inevitable !!! so soad *ruthie

VioletSky said...

I just been talking to my cousin in Glasgow about the mass of flooding. What a mess.
This is a much prettier scene.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We had similar weather a couple of months ago. So many people displaced due to floods. Water can be quite the destructive creature.

awarewriter said...

Wonderful landscape. The reflections add even more to an already good photo.

steven said...

this picture took me back to a train journey between glasgow and stirling that completely changed my understanding of scotland. the western isles finished the job!!!! a beautiful photo crafty green. steven

cieldequimper said...

Perfect photo, perfect sky, perfect reflection, perfect everything. I have heard of the flooding, I hope the rain stops quickly.

Glenna said...

Your photo is so lovely and peaceful. I have not visited in a while (darned economy) and miss it.

Vegan boots: someone else mentioned Garmont. They're Italian, and make vegan boots as well as the regular kind. I'm a huge fan of the regular kind, which fit my wide, flattish feet very well. I have trail runners and boots, and they last beautifully, so I can vouch for the quality at least. I bought my very favorite hiking boots in Portree after sinking down to my ankles in a bog while wearing running shoes. They're Merrells, and lavender colored, but alas, not vegan.

Thérèse said...

Hope the flooding goes away and that it does not touch where you are living.
Such a nice place where to spend some quality time.

fivereflections said...

caelaverock is an interesting word - amazing photographs.

david in Maine USA

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Omigosh, we just saw footage of the flooding in Cumbria on TV, they are going to need a lot of ducks. The town looks like Venice. So sorry for all those folks (and rabbits).

Quilt Works said...

I read about the floods in UK. So sorry to hear about the problems!

What I like best is the beautiful deep colors!

...Heavenly reflection!

Mistlethrush said...

I wonder of growing herbs in kids shoes would increase their interest in cooking or using the herbs in salads. Maybe growing harricot verts in shoes would get kids to eat their beans....

Ida said...

Beautiful scenery.
Great reflection! :)

Happy Saturday!

jeff. said...

enjoyed photo of the beautiful land there -- thanks for sharing

Christina said...

I can see myself standing there in awe. Just beautiful.

Thom said...

Great photo. I love how prominent the clouds are in the reflection. Well done. Have a great weekend :)

Ebie said...

What a peaceful and beautiful scene! Those thick clouds reflected gently on the pond!

Quasi Serendipita said...

This has to be the only bit of good to come out of the weather this week - great picture!

Malyss said...

This picture gives a great breath of fresh air!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What a beautiful scenic view with lovely reflections ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Woody said...

Lovely shot! The storm that brought all that rain to the UK passed through my part of the world a week prior. It did terrible damage to the coast of New Jersey. I hope everyone can recover quickly!

Pam said...

The view in your photo is fantastic. And I like how you captured the reflecting clouds in the pond.

diane said...

We have heard about the bad storms in North England. Hope you missed out up there.Great shot of relections in the pond.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful scene and the clouds look delightful in the reflection. Sorry about all the rain.

Sandy, from fourwinds said...

I like this haiku very much. Maybe we should all be more like ducks, and learn to go with the flow.

Great photo.

sunnymama said...

Beautiful countryside and sky, and a really pretty reflection! :)

Stine in Ontario said...

Lovely reflection. But I'm sorry parts of the U.K. have received so much rain and are supposed to get even more. Yes, it has been in our Canadian news, along with similar weather in western Canada.

I live where it's relatively dry.

Bill said...

Ducks know what's up.

Marvin said...

On a day that looks as beautiful as the one in your photo, it's hard to think about the nastier aspects of weather. Great reflection!

Carver said...

What a fantastic reflection. Beautiful.