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When the river floods

When the river floods 5
The River Suir, Kilsheelan, County Tipperary
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

The power and energy of a flowing river has to be one of the wonders of nature, if you live anywhere near a river you will know very well the seasonal effects that wet and dry weather can bring to the environment of the river banks.

We have had about two months of very wet weather here In Ireland and it has created some of the worst floods for over a hundred years, in many towns along Ireland’s river banks.

These images, I feel show the effects and power of the flooding river Suir, County Tipperary. The river level here is about eight foot higher than its normal level and none of the river banks can be walked along. Two the pictures show the posts of some steps that you walk through to get to the banks of the river, they are fully submerged under about 4 feet of water.

I took these images on Monday of this week, since then the water level is even higher.

The river Suir in flood : Gallery

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When the river floods 4

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When the river floods 2

17 responses

  1. Such visions. You are SO lucky. πŸ™‚

    February 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, Smiling πŸ™‚ , most people would think endless rain and storms is hard luck but its wonderful with a camera !!!

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      • And beautiful. You would be hard pressed to convince me Ireland is not the most beautiful spot on the planet. And who doesn’t expect rain in Ireland? πŸ˜‰

        Happy day to you Nigel!

        February 6, 2014 at 12:03 am

  2. Tonia

    is all your photography in black and white?

    February 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    • Hello Tonia πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      No not all, but I do love it, Ireland can be very wet and dull somedays, black and white feels better somehow when it is !!!

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  3. Tonia

    I cant wait for spring then. πŸ™‚

    February 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    • AW !!!!!

      Me too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Lots of new colour to our lives πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      • Tonia

        We are lucky that you are willing to brave the cold and go out and take pictures. You must be a hardy soul. Not me; i hibernate. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        February 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      • Hibernating is good πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        Just make sure you , put your head out of the door when you need too !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        February 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  4. Wow, that’s a lot of water. We’re getting our share too. Only it’s snow. 20 cms more today. More again on Sunday. That on top of what we already had. Snowbanks crawling up tree trunks now. What a winter. Stay dry. πŸ™‚

    February 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    • Hello Dorothy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes , its been a winter to remember !!!

      I would swap for the snow any-time , I have been following just how much you have had though and it been amazing to see white field and streets from before Christmas on different web cams !!!!

      Stay Warm and safe , Spring time soon !!!!

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

  5. Amazing stuff, Nigel! – somehow I never think of Ireland flooding. I s’pose it’s because I never see footage of it on the news.
    The shot of the aforested area looks quite creepy – but it also looks as if it’s always like that!

    February 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      We do get lots of rain here at times and flooding is getting much more common !!!

      I was thinking that when the river is back to its normal level I will go and take the same shots and post the side by side, its an amazing difference !!

      February 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      • Lovely idea!!!

        February 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      • Hello Margaret πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        Thank you , Very pleased you like this post !!!! πŸ™‚

        February 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

  6. You did a good job of expressing the over-abundance of water. For those of us in California in the middle of a drought it looks almost delicious, but I know it must be concerning. Great photos as always.

    February 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    • Hello Jet πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      After the last 10 weeks we have had, its amazing to think of a drought , we did have one last year , well – six weeks with rain – A drought in Irish terms anyway !!!

      You need to do a rain dance and I will see if the Irish weather can tune it to it and come over !!!

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

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