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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Bad weather

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,476 mod
I often moan about the weather, but we are pretty lucky here.

Imagine this:-



  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,239 mod
    Oh dear, even a solid built house wouldnˋt get a chance to keep the ice out.

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    Oh dear. I hope no one was hurt. Does household insurance cover for things like this @Lynne, @Hermine?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,476 mod
    @mheredge - I guess it depends on the insurance company. In Germany you have to have special "severe weather" insurance.
  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 719 ✭✭✭
    It's terrible. Nature is unpredictable. How could they imagine their house would be destroyed in that way when they built it?
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,239 mod
    I donˋt think that our contract covers up this kind of case. In the contract everything must be named.
  • khuongkhuong Posts: 14 ✭✭
    OMG.... really...This is the first time ive seen the " ICE TSUNAMI"
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    edited March 2
    I ought to check to see the apartment's building insurance as I have a very large palm tree close to my bedroom window that would make an awful mess if it came down!
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,476 mod
    Here is some footage of storm Doris. She hit the UK last week, and was given the dubious title of a weather bomb.

    How would you describe what happens around 0:23 in the video?
  • Thismare89Thismare89 Posts: 1
    I have never seen this before.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    It seems that Angela Merkel made it to the White House just now after all, despite the cancellation a couple of days ago due to bad weather.


  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 737 OTT
    All weather is good
    clothes can be bad
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,476 mod
    @jackelliot - I'm not sure how clothes could protect you from this:-

  • geologygeology Posts: 13 ✭✭
    really!!! I have never see this before
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,476 mod
    Consider yourself lucky @geology.

    The mudslides in Colombia this month were shocking.

  • geologygeology Posts: 13 ✭✭
    oh! the big disaster!! :( the same one has happend in Egypt in October,2016 in the Ras Gharib west the Gulf of suez in the time where i were camped for exploration field trip in some wadies
  • mounamouna Posts: 1,675 ✭✭✭
    In the Sahara it's so hot in the summer,people can't support the temprature there.sometimes disease are more frequently in a hot places than in the others.for example, we can get fever,diarrhera.
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