The effects of climate change?
I keep an eye on the weather at Guéret thanks to the link via Pontnoir, and it seems to be remarkably similar to ours in Lincolnshire at the moment. I am sitting here looking at the rain pouring down outside - ruining all the delicate petals on my carefully tended petunias - having spent part of the afternoon in warmish sunshine edging the lawns by hand with a pair of scissors (yes, I know I will get my reward in heaven...) before I had to dash inside when a thunderstorm with torrential rain started. It lasted about half an hour and garden path was swimming under water at one point.
I accept that the ice-caps are melting, and all that, but it seems to me that in our part of Europe summer as we know it has almost vanished. It's mid-July and I am wearing a vest, for goodness sake. I wore an Edinburgh Wool Shop waterproof car coat to go shopping a couple of hours ago. Climate change, yes, but global warming it is not.