After weeks and weeks of scorching heat and humidity, today we had the mother of all storms. And what a blessed relief it was too.
It gradually built up during the day until the sky was dark grey, then the thunder and lightening started. It was so loud at times that the house shook. At one point Poppy actually fell off the back of the armchair where she usually perches to look out of the window. I don't know if it was the vibration or the shock! It was quite scary at times.
As usual I unplugged everything electrical, and pretty soon the power went off anyway. It rained quite a lot which will save me having to water the garden this evening.
Amazingly, the temperature dropped from 37 degrees to just 20 degrees in a matter of an hour or so.
The storm has now passed, and I am enjoying the cool breeze and the smell of wet earth. I'm making the most of it as no doubt the heatwave will be back again tomorrow!