Au revoir, arriverderci and adiós August. No long goodbye but a wet handkerchief sob for unfulfilled forecasts and a damp dull tail-end to summer days.
“parts of the UK faced the wettest summer ever despite predictions for a dry, hot season…Britain now faces a cold and windy start to autumn with below-average temperatures and gales kicking off September”.
Here is a mop-up of warmer memories as reminder that there were sunny as well as soggy August days:-
monkey puzzle tree glistening silver in the sunshine
shady Tower hill terrace
aquarian bees sup from a fountain
blooming august in St Mary’s secret garden,
green vase detail in a garden window
blue skies at Hoxton station
up the sweet chestnut tree
male peony seeds ripening in the sun
noonday cat nap on an august afternoon