There is a small burn that runs off the hillside at the back of Pottery House, into our pond and then out the other side. It has been dry this summer, in fact it has been dry since March until today.
It started raining around lunchtime yesterday (Sunday) and it rained all day, all night and into today until around 3pm this afternoon.
The effect was that by breakfast this morning such a volume of water was flowing into the pond it couldn't escape fast enough and the pond was overflowing across the path and into the vegintable patch.
Probably only seen it flowing like this twice before in the 2.5 years we've lived here.
Loch Ness was also at it's highest point this afternoon since the great storm of January 2005.