A good deal of Somerset is suffering badly with this continuing wet weather. Emergency conditions have been declared on the Levels. Last year we had some near misses here, but the bank and ditch barrier put in since, by the farmer across the road, has helped enormously. The stream has broken it's banks several times, and the lower garden is too sodden to walk on, but we are counting our blessings. The house is dry.
So to see these hellebores this morning, glistening in the weak sunshine, was heart-lifting.
More rain is forecast for tonight!