It has now been raining non-stop for close to 45 hours here.
The noise of the rain and wind kept waking me up during the night, and I finally surfaced at 8:30 to the sound of howling wind and the rain pelting against the windows.
The shed is beginning to flood as the saturated ground starts to allow water to seep into everything. The side entrance is under an inch of water, and some local roads have flood warnings in operation. Driving is hazardous, and water can be seen pouring off the fields like small waterfalls.
The forecast is for ‘more of the same’. I checked the calendar, and confirmed that it is ten days until midsummer’s day.
TV forecasters try to cheer us up with phrases like “The Farmers need the rain”, or “It’s welcomed by gardeners”.
But it is not welcomed by me, I can assure you of that.