This is the view I have had from out of my kitchen window in all of the past 4 weeks ... apart from only a couple of hour-long exceptions to this rule: And this is the way in which our verandah furniture is presenting itself in this summer: But the plants in our garden love it. They grow like mad. Worst was the weather upon our return from the swamp (cf. http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27554), where I also saw the "Dramatic Skies" (cf. http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27469 or http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=261206 for the colour versions) last Sunday: Our front door step... Garden view from my study with overflowing (albeit cleaned!) gutters. But... sometimes this funny (har-har) weather situation also stands for some nice motifs, as seen from out of the car on our way home from the zoo in Emmen/Netherlands near Bremen: Mind you: today is a sunny day - for a change! I urgently apply to all our UK members that you try your very best to provide for weather UNLIKE the kind shown here for next (20/21th) weekend, which is our meet-up weekend in Saffron Walden!