This Sunday morning, as the rain sloshes down, I’m thinking that many people will be battling nature this weekend, as they watch the rising floodwater. Jake has chosen Natural Resources as the subject of this week’s Sunday Post. We are blessed with wonderful nature all around us, but I can’t help reflecting on how resourceful man has had to be in both harnessing and utilising nature.
The reservoir at Stanhope- a beauty spot for walking, guarantees water, should we ever have another drought!
The winter meltwater gushes over the weir at Grassington
The River Wear at Durham gets pretty full at times too
On a gentler day you can stroll over and beneath Durham’s bridges
Our woods and streams provide perfect picnic spots
For centuries we’ve been harvesting the crops and fields
Here come those clouds, but they won’t trouble the modern windmill
Whilst on our coasts, sea defences have become mandatory
And we have tamed the tide to provide a safe harbour
And a lovely marina to linger and admire
I’m sure you can think of many more instances. The rain is easing and I hope the flood damage isn’t too severe this time.
It was a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning but now the Sunday lunch beckons. Well, it will if I cook it first. I’ll be back later to check out all the entries for Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post. You too? Don’t forget to click on the flying dragon or the links.