Last night a tantalising shower, water trickling into the  empty water barrel making an echoey plink plash sound. This morning dark clouds and now rain, the greens of the trees  look super saturated.

Mown grass has been browning off as if it is high summer although farmers have been busy making silage over the last week.

The only down side to rain is the legion of snails and slugs who have been waiting their chance.