Flooded fields at Holmebridge and East Holme, Dorset
Fields at Holmebridge and around East Holme, near Wareham, have been transformed into an unexpected spectacle as the River Frome overflows its banks. The normally gentle and meandering Frome has turned into a forceful current, carving its way through the Dorset landscape, rendering it impossible to tell where the river would usually be (unless you look on Google of course).
For the last couple of days the sun and blue skies cast a shimmering glow upon these newly formed lakes, making it a rather beautiful sight. The fields have flooded before, but I’ve not seen it here on such a large scale. Swans, in particular, have taken advantage of the expanded River Frome waterway, gliding along majestically, as if they’ve always lived there.
In time, the river will recede and the flooded fields at Holmebridge and East Holme will slowly reclaim their former identity. The floods around Wareham and the rest of the UK are, however, a stark reminder of nature’s power, and its resilience.