around the garden

Mediterranean episode

Between September & December, after several months of boiling hot temps & not a drop of water, the French mediterranean coast (well, mostly the Languedoc where I live), is prone to occasional (yet sometimes devastating) episodes of very strong rains in the plains. And since they usually happen after several months of drought, the soil is not ready for welcoming water because a hard crust has been created on top, preventing water from going further down.

Yesterday the whole region was under orange aler "thunderstorm" with heavy rain. And that's what happened. Two days ago it was above 30°C (during the day), and after a day like yesterday, the temps dropped to 14°C by night. I tried to capture some photos from the comfort of our home. But we've had some damage done to the swimming pool engines (ugh), so it was not really a relaxing & cozy day yesterday (nor today).

almost a tropical feeling to these palm trees ...

almost a tropical feeling to these palm trees ...

the garden turned into a giant pool ! So much rain !

the garden turned into a giant pool ! So much rain !

we had to flush to the swimming pool twice in order to avoid spilling over (and getting soil into the pool !) - I love this photo though !!

we had to flush to the swimming pool twice in order to avoid spilling over (and getting soil into the pool !) - I love this photo though !!

shower party for the herbs !

shower party for the herbs !

After 6pm the sky seemed to clear, but it actually didn't & it started all over again, ugh ! Anyway. These kinds of days are not really nice. And yet, we were at home, not on the roads ! Thank goodness !

ox

Sonia