In what’s shaping up to be the rainiest winter ever, there’s an unwelcome new development: the courtyard in front of our house has taken to flooding regularly.* This morning was another wild and wet start and pretty soon the water levels were creeping up and no amount of poking things with a stick was going to make any difference
A quick yomp around in wellies revealed that we were surrounded
The burn that runs down one side of the property had overflowed and was now running across our drive as well as onto the road
On the other side and behind the house the water was running directly off the hillside behind us and pooling right up against the back wall, which may be why we don’t have a back door. Oh well, I’ve always wanted to live in a property with a moat…
As for outside the property, it’s never a good sign when there are white caps on the water running down the road.
It did all drain away eventually, although it reached the shed door at its height and I spent a fair bit of time anxiously monitoring it. If this continues we’re going to have to erect a depth gauge in the front yard, ford-stylee
Meanwhile, here’s a glimpse of the real thing.
More heavy rain forecast for tomorrow. Oh joy.
*It tells you something about the Scottish weather that it’s possible to be in danger of flooding even when you live on the side of a hill