A peaceful summer sky over Deal on July 6th, 2011.
Only three weeks ago a rock festival in Belgium was completely 'blown away' by a storm. Five young people died and several were severely injured when a large marquee collapsed on them while they were seeking shelter from the storm. Wind gusts up to 150 km/h were recorded. It was a very local phenomenon, although the whole country took a serious bashing, with streets being flooded, falling trees and two or three houses burning down after being hit by lightning. Let's hope it won't come to that tonight.
I don't mind the occasional, harmless storm, because it makes me want to cuddle up in my armchair with a nice glass of wine, watching a good show on TV. Autumn has its charm too ... but it's much too early. We've hardly had any summer this year!