Yesterday we drove 40 minutes over to Loches, a town of some 7,000 people, to have lunch with friends and acquaintances in a nice restaurant. Before meeting up with the others, Walt and I walked through some of the pedestrian streets and took pictures. Loches (sounds like "lush" if you speak American English) is a picturesque place.
On the way to Loches, we drove through quite an impressive thunderstorm, with a deluge of rain, several impressive lightning bolts very close to the road we were on, and even a few hailstones. Weather patterns are changing now that we are in the second half of September.