It has been getting steadily hotter here. We have been up to 40 degrees the last few days and Graham and I are just not used to it at all. Thank goodness for the pool and air conditioning!
We got a break in the weather yesterday though. We were having a family barbeque with Graham's parents and aunt and uncle when we all heard a rumbling, which got louder and louder.
And.... then the rain came down, pitter patter on the sun canopy above us and in the pool. It got heavier and heavier, but we weren't put off. We ran down the garden in the rain to the table at the bottom of the garden with the food and sat under huge sun umbrellas eating and drinking in the rain. It was great and it really cooled things off, oh, for about half an hour and then the steam started rising and the temperature rose too! Still it was nice while it lasted and everthing was so green and fresh afterwards.
Don't the hills look amazing during the storm?
A beautiful sunset to finish off the day!