Flooding. This was the first January we spent in Saint-Aignan. We knew about the possibility of flooding, however. Two years earlier, when we were driving around with a real estate agent looking at houses for sale, with the idea we might be able to buy one, we had been shown two houses that had been flooded a few years earlier. We decided we didn't want to live too close to the river. As it turned out, the house we bought is on land that is nearly two hundred feet above river level.
The next time we saw this much flooding in the Cher river valley was in 2016.
I enjoy your reports on the weather over your time as a resident of the area. The photography fascinates me. The upper left photo would make such a wonderful note card. Here in southwestern Ohio we had a heavy snow fall. Big beautiful half dollar sized flakes that fell during the night. Absolutely beautiful and air was so cold and still. We had a total of 6 inches and that was only in our local corner of the county. The rest of the area had an inch or two. By late afternoon it warmed up and most had melted. Those big snow flakes like that I had not seen since my childhood maybe 60 to 65 years ago. This morning we had that wonderful hoar frost that produces those big ice crystals on everything, Nature is awesome!ReplyDelete
Sounds beautiful, but chilly. I remember snowflakes like that in North Carolina.Delete
Remarkable pictures Ken. Good thing you bought on higher land. These really show the power of water.ReplyDelete
Thanks. To my eye, they look almost monochromatic. Getting used to the new laptop.Delete
Routine flooding would be difficult. You don't have that worry- just a slippery road to navigate when roads are iced over. I liked reading Woody's post today about the beautiful snow he had.ReplyDelete
So did I, E. So far this year the road down hasn't really been icy.Delete
Nice photos. The second one shows the extent of the flooding. Hope you tamed the por-table computer.ReplyDelete
chm, so nice to see you!Delete
Ken, wow... flooding is such a destructive force.
I'm using my old laptop today, just to see how it behaves. No flickering at all. So strange.Delete