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Rain and fog

 It has been raining for a long, long time, floods all over Belgium, a very thin and constant rain, the soil was so saturated that the water just started raising. This is so very odd to me. I am used to sudden torrential rains and water gushing all over the place when there are floods. The water here has nowhere to gush to.

It seems that, like people, even the weather is cold blooded, but similarly the final effect is almost the same.

The soil was so saturated, that earthworms were coming out onto the pavement everywhere they could. I have never seen this before. I think they were drowning in the earth. Unfortunately they come out to get stepped on. It gets dark so early that half of the time you can't even see them.

Yesterday it stopped raining, and even The Cloud (here in Belgium, most often it is just one huge cloud covering the entire country) broke in pieces for a while. The pavement almost dried up. Today, the cloud has descended, and there is a thick fog.

I actually really like the weather in this country. There is often a weather to speak of. At some points of the year the uneventful steely monocloud sky for what seems like months on end gets as boring as the southern sunny skies. But unlike those, the steely skies do not last for months on end, and the rest of the time the weather is entertaining and sometimes spectacular. Not as spectacular as torrential rains and thunderstorms, but these are so short lived anyway.


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Nov. 16th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
How interesting! Thank you for that peek into your environment!
Nov. 16th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Nov. 16th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Podías grabarte en video cada día para contarnos el tiempo, como David Lynch :D
Nov. 16th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Jueer xDD
Nov. 16th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds like Belgium's turning into the West of Scotland!

Desperate earthworms fleeing the flooded underworld are ten-a-penny round here. I always thought they were ill - I think one of our biology teachers at school told us they were infested with nematodes. She was probably talking pish.
Nov. 17th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Yes, it is a similar climate, I think. But maybe here its more flat?
Nov. 17th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. Great cycling country - if you stick to Flanders, that is! We loved the run along the cycle track from Brugges to Dammes...
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