After months of beautifully clear blue skies, we finally had some cloud cover this week.
The temperature dropped and a cool breeze began to circulate around the valley. There was a delightful smell of dampness in the air.
These ones held a definite promise of rain. By now the wind was whipping the trees into a frenzy as I turned for home.
The first drops splattered onto the windscreen as more clouds came barrelling over the hills. From the shelter of home I looked down on my garden buckling under the wind as thunder rumbled and lightning flashed.
It was all over in minutes … the clouds drifted away and the sun shone brightly once more … we had received 4mm of rain.