Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Saturday 30 June

Starting cool and overcast, it did try to brighten up before the rain returned by late afternoon. We managed 14C, which is a darn sight better than the 40+ degrees that some places in the USA are currently experiencing. Severe thunderstorms resulting in extensive powercuts are the inevitable outcome, but the forecast shows no let-up in the extreme heat over there.

Heavy showers have also wreaked havoc over parts of England, causing severe flashfloods and all the attendant misery that that entails. I once cycled through a flood on a road, which rose to 50 cm (1½ ft). The water was murky, filthy and stank.

The Big Minch Swim has, so far, collected more than £13,000. Tonight, a raffle is being organised with prizes donated by local businesses. The organisers hope to bump their total over the £15k mark, which would be a fantastic totals. Anyone wishing to donate can do so on http://www.justgiving.com/thebigminchswim.

I posted a few pics on Facebook, which I shall also share on here.

Eyeing up the birdies


Stillness at dusk


Busy bee


We've got our rain back

3 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the pics Guido! We had some cooling rain today to get us out of our 100+F temps.
    Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  2. I agree Guido that we are beter of with our cool weather than the poor folks in parts of the US..if only it could be evened out a bit !!
    Love your pictures as always...especially like the droplets of rain on the line.
    LOve sybil

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  3. That's a beautiful cat, and I love the close-up of the bee.

    It has been horribly hot here -- 106° for two days in a row. I think our high today was 99°, but it felt hotter. I'm ready for a cool-off.

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