I am now in Olympia, Washington for the next six weeks, and this is the sultry and strange weather I left behind in Aveyron.
I do believe 2007 is the first time that we have not been able to eat outside on our deck a single time in May or June. Storm after storm plagued Aveyron during those months, including a few that caused serious flash flooding.
Listening closely through my open windows in mid-June, I could swear I heard wailing and gnashing of teeth. It must have been all the neighbors who had rushed out to build costly swimming pools last summer.
(Photo courtesy of Thierry Jouanneteau)