It's been hot for at least the last fortnight... For the first time in my life I came home from Southern Europe without being blasted by enough wind and rain to chill my soul. On a more negative note, I assume it was also hot while we were away as my little star magnolia looks a bit like someone took a blow torch to it. I think it is safe to say it's not survived having no one to water it for a fortnight.
So we went for a walk the other night after dinner. It had hovered around 30 degrees all day, only broken during dinner by a couple of peels of thunder and a ten minute downpour. Completely unsuspecting, I had left my camera at home, but luckily I had my phone in my pocket because as I walked through our village to the country manor, the rain quickly started to evaporate giving me a quick and very short-lived opportunity for some rather pretty shots, albeit on my Samsung.