I'm now officially tired of summer. Our high temperature has been 34ºC (93ºF) for the last two days,
and it's supposed to continue at that temperature or higher for the next three days.
In protest, I'm posting some photos that I took in February ten years ago
around our house and yard as well as out in the vineyard.
So this summer we've had at least 30 days with a high temperature at or above 30ºC, including a few days close to 40ºC. And France is experiencing the driest summer in its recorded history, with no summer rainfall at all in many parts of the country. Have I mentioned that the pond out behind our back gate is as dry as a bone? It's the only time that has happened since the first time we saw the place in 2002.