Friday, 7 February 2014

Golf Anyone?


Like many parts of England, Coventry has not escaped flooding after heavy rain.  


The Copsewood Grange Golf Club near us is a tad unplayable today.  
Normally, this vantage point would be of green grass with the River Sowe passing on the right.


Hopefully this imposing lake feature will drain soon.


Where ever you are, hope you are safe and well.
Have a good weekend :).

Participating in Skywatch Friday

My little point and shot camera lens is jammed.
Camera phone is substituting just for now when I haven't got my DSLR with me.

19 comments:

Stuart said...

This gives new meaning to the term "water hazard". Hope it all gets back to normal soon.

Stefan Jansson said...

That does look a bit unplayable.

Gordon said...

Great and interesting photos I like the lighting and water colours ;-)
Hope you don't get flooded, All the best Gordon.

Mike said...

Nice to see some green grass instead of snow, but that excess water doesn't look too enjoyable. Stay dry!

LONDONLULU said...

Hope you haven't been too affected - such bad flooding everywhere it seems! What a winter, eh?! I admit, I'm enjoying the camera shots a LOT, these are so pretty, despite the water.

William Kendall said...

That's quite a flood status you've got there...

Well, they do say golf is a good walk wasted, after all...

Stephanie said...

Beautiful sky shots.

TheChieftess said...

Looks a bit like what I think a bayou would look like!!!

Linda said...

Wow! Watch out for alligators!

Stewart M said...

It does seem a tad damp! I was born and raised in Somerset - so I have kept an eye on the news - must be bleak for the people living on the Levels.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lowell said...

That is so sad. It's raining like crazy here again today but supposed to be OK tomorrow which is good 'cause I'm supposed to play golf in the morning and I don't want a flooded course! :)

The flooding in England has pretty much escaped our media which is typical, but I did read about it and it looks devastating in some areas!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

See, now if this was around my way then I would be having some work done around my house by 'his nibs'! The ditches around here are getting rather high and we still have the fields to drain off so things are getting a little tense, especially with more rain on the way. Keep safe and warm xx

Jack said...

When I am standing at the tee on a hole with a water hazard, it looks exactly like this to me! My ball retriever is my most important club.

Halcyon said...

I did play golf on Saturday. But our course looked a little different!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my that's not good! I've been hearing about the floods over there on the news, hope yourself and Mr. LOL are not likely to be submerged Lauren!

Tanya Breese said...

oh no, what a mess!

Gunn said...

Gosh!
Sorry for you.
We have seen it on the news here in Norway.

Lot´s of rain here too, but the last few days it suddenly was a bit of SPRING in the air here in Stavanger.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks once again for your comments. The course is not under water now...it was back to green grass in a couple of days. Plenty of rain tonight so that might all change.

Lulu - What a winter, indeed. I am hearing we have had the worse rain in 250 years and that we have hurricane winds approaching in Wales. You are having way too much snow! My goodness.

Stewart - It has been a few days since you posted your comment. And, things are ever worse (a week on) in the Levels. Horrible.

Lowell - This course (only 9 holes) is amazing. It can be completely flooded one day and playable a couple of days later.

Jack - Me too!

Grace - We live about 5 minutes away from here and hopefully high up enough to stay dry.

Thanks again to you all for GREAT comments.

Amfortas said...

Hah ! Memories. The golf course and river was behind my childhood home and many are the golf-balls I fished out from the waters. The river is usually quite small and meandering and was a wonderful playground.

Golf balls were regularly plopped into the river as some of the 'drives' went across river bends and over/through trees which deflected them. I had several long bamboo poles with a wire 'circle' in the end for fishing the balls out, and I would sell the balls back to golfers for sixpence each.

The golf balls rescued were many indeed and funded my bike, upon which I rode all over Warwickshire on sunny days when I should have been in school.