Floods have dominated the weather across our part of the UK over the past few days. Thankfully here in Derby the new flood defences appeared to have done the job they were designed for. The flood plains are exactly that flood plains.
The River Derwent here at Darley Abbey Mill has now fallen back a little but still flowing at quite some pace. The weir above normally has a drop of up to 10ft, today the Derwent just rushes violently over.
Then add some sunshine and step back a little and it looks reasonably tranquil
Sunday of course was Remembrance Sunday and thankfully for all those Parades and Ceremonies the sun shone. Even if you didn’t attend an organised event it seemed so much better that one could recall your own memories and dwell on ones thoughts in the warm autumnal sunshine.
By Monday, Armistice Day, the weather had reverted back to rain…not constant and heavy but enough to set alarm bells ringing for those struggling with the aftermath of last weeks floods. Hard to comprehend the emotional destruction floods bring. For those of us who have escaped the worst we have something else to be thankful for on this important day.
Autumn colour over the Lake adding just a little cheer
(C) David Oakes 2019