A beautiful, sunny day, with not a cloud in the sky. The high-level clouds hardly registered. We reached 20C / 68F this afternoon, a respectable temperature for this part of the country. In other words, time for sitting out in the sun. The midges were present - out of the sun. Got my new box of pencils out, but nothing to show for it yet. In the past, I used to draw a fair bit, but not of late. I find drawing using a computer-mouse way too cumbersome. The box was cheap, £3 for 36 pencils, at B1 hardness. They feel harder than that. Once I've completed a drawing of sorts, I'll scan it in and post it on the blog.
Hurricane Earl is now approaching the US East Coast, so please call round at the National Hurricane Center's website for advice.
Typhoon Kompasu has wreaked havoc in South Korea, and three people have died in Seoul. Tropical storm Lionrock, having made landfall in China, has added to that country's woes with flooding this summer. More info on this BBC article.