A week ago, in the early hours, the east wind got up like a hurricane, and the rain was a deluge. The sky was lit up like a million flashbulbs for about 3 hours and it looked spectacular. 3 inches of rain fell in those hours; 750 litres poured into one of our depositos and half a tree came down.
Here is el jefe with his chain saw tidying it up. We got off lightly. Others we know were flooded out and all we had was a pooling of water and rubbish by the front gate (below).
It is very odd: when we installed a wood burning stove last autumn, that winter was too warm to light it (it is so efficient); we bought a super-duper portable air conditioner and it's been too cool to use it. So blame us for the excessive rain - we had a 25 metre tube well sunk to give us enough for the fruit trees and veg next year.....Parkinson's law strikes yet again.