Cloud cover today. The wind has dropped and we've had a bit of rain, not enough to do anything useful though.
In some areas there have been forest fires - the moors of Scotland, heathland in Berkshire & Ireland. The dreadful thing, many were started deliberately.
Yesterday I heard a flock of swifts go squealing past. I call them "my boys" I love hearing them hurry past and see them swoop and dive.
Today the blackbird is outside my window again. No sound of my little wren though. I fear he might have perished in all the smoke that came over from the warehouse fire last week at the top of our road.