Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Life


Barely a month after flood-waters carved a great path through the landscape at our plot -- a new river course without any life -- it was beginning to look more "pastoral" again (pictured), with more new growth on the banks than I would have anticipated. (Two dams burst above our plot).

2 comments:

Jacobjac said...

That destruction really caused a lot of trouble. People moved to new places for taking shelter.

Thomas Scarborough said...

This flood was surely worse than any before it. I looked carefully for the high water mark when I bought our plot in Tesselaarsdal. It worries me that they rushed to reconstruct the dams, the road. It would seem to be a disaster waiting to happen, again. I want to show some photos to the municipality, and say: "Consider what could have happened. This time, lives were spared."