What a difference three days in the Ribble Valley make

RIBBLE RISING: Michael Finch's two shots show the Ribble at Ribchester, just three rainy days apart.
RIBBLE RISING: Michael Finch's two shots show the Ribble at Ribchester, just three rainy days apart.

RIBBLE Valley escaped the worst of the recent flooding, but these pictures from Michael Finch still serve as a graphic illustration of how scenic beauty can very quickly turn to looming natural disaster.

Taken from the same viewpoint at Ribchester, these shots show the Ribble on a gloriously sunny late September Saturday afternoon... and again just three rainy days later.