We recently had a thimble-full of rain that fell during the night, and yesterday it drizzled throughout the day. What we had hoped would be a big storm, serious deluge, and four days of consistent rain, has turned into no more than a damp squib.
Anyway it signalled that 'High Summer' is over, and it's all change chez Cro.
Temperatures will now have difficulty reaching 25 C, and mornings will be much cooler. The Magnons will continue to splish-splash in the turquoise waters of the pool whilst the water stays warmish, but it's closure is imminent.
I expect we'll also continue to eat outdoors for a while yet, but the duvet will return to the bed, and bedroom windows will probably be closed at night.
Still plenty of fruit and vegetable bottling/freezing to be done. And the imminent return of grandson 'Boo Boo' to be enjoyed when Wills and Kellogg get back from Sweden. I'm not sure when they leave to over-winter in Oz; probably in November.
Otherwise it's Chestnuts, Chasse, and possibly Cepes..... Cheers. Autumn begins now!