The sultry weather (l'afa, in Italian) of last week has broken. Humidity is back to sensible levels and temperatures have dropped by about 5 degrees. That still means we are experiencing temps in the early 30sC, but cycling is a lot easier!
The dawn chorus wakes us at about 4.30. All the birds of the village seem to congregate in the trees outside our bedroom window; as the temperature is a cool 20 at about that time, with a cool breeze, it is nice to be conscious of the coolness as it crosses the room.