Friday, 11 March 2016

HDYGG surviving the storm in Dubai March 2016

No one was expecting this. The weather app indicated rain and thunder but no where near this level. Roads were flooded, cars were floating, schools were closed and buildings damaged.


We are now the proud owners of a new sculpture (aka) the gazebo, that hubby cut up and removed this morning, I had to wash the curtains, cushions and rugs and by lunch time everything was dry, the sky yesterday and today was bright blue and not a cloud in sight. 




I'm now having to re think my outdoor shade area and will be investing in a swinging hammock as it's replacement, I have all the cushions, rugs and curtains from the gazebo, which are drying nicely.



I was worried the plants would've taken a beating with the rain and wind, especially when I saw the the damage from the rain in the sand, but everything seems to be doing ok. I had to drain a few pots out, but otherwise all is good and even the flowers remained on the plants.







It would also seem I've been wrongly blaming the birds for the lack of tomatoes, I saw Bob actually taking one off the plant and he snaffled it up as quick as he could. 


I've visited Dubai Miracle Gardens this week and had a trip out into the desert 4 x 4 driving which I'll link up with over the next 2 weeks for HDYGG and Animal Tales.

You can see more of the storms in Dubai on youtube.

17 comments:

  1. Wow - what weather, hope you're all ok. And he he - a dog snaffling tomatoes who'd've thought? :)

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    1. the weather was unexpected but cleared up as quick as it came

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  2. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha at Bob eating to tomatoes :) getting his veggie fix

    It's good to get rain but always sad to have so much disruption!

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    1. yes will be keeping a close eye on the dog

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  3. Woah - weather-tastic! All that rain, my brain almost can't compute seeing so much water in a post on your blog.
    Cheeky Bob! Dogs and tomatoes? Who knew!
    Weird weather has been here too, we had blue skies, sunshine, snow, hail and rain all on one afternoon last week :/
    Thanks for joining in again lovely x

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    1. there was far more rain than i expected

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  4. So glad your plants survived. At least you now have some sunshine to dry everything out #hdygg

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    1. too much sunshine for me, would love more rain but not all in one go

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  5. Trust Dubai to even do rain to a spectacular level!! I am glad your plants survived the downpour.

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  7. Oh my goodness, I had no idea! But hurrah that your plants survived and you're all okay

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    1. i'm surprised the plants weren't washed away

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  8. wow. good thing you were all safe and there was no major damage to the house. i know what those rainstorms and all that flooding is like

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    1. thankfully our house is elevated, the rain came through the door

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  9. Goodness, that is one big storm! I think I saw the Miracle Gardens on Gardeners World last year...looked amazing. #hdygg

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    1. yes the Miracle Gardens were at Chelsea last year

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