Our heat wave finally has been broken as rain has returned to the plateau. But the rain was ushered in by high winds that dulled the joy of its arrival. The first victim noticed was the truck belonging to the chef at the Harrow Road Cafe.
Several trees and branches were felled around Rugby. This is a large Black Walnut tree that stood next to Ruralia, one of the historic houses. Fortunately it fell away from the house and missed both the shed and a new sign at the entrance to Boyle Woods.
The picture below shows it standing next to Ruralia, just outside the fence to the right.
The winds have now ceased and for the past 24 hours we've enjoyed nearly continuous periods of gentle to soaking rains. Things are already starting to green up. Hope it wasn't too late to save the sweet corn crop!