We have at last a period of warm, dry and sunny weather lasting more than one day. The summer we’ve missed out on🙂 Started last weekend, and is firmly with us now. Actually it’s not all that warm (a comfortable just-under-20°); it just seems it in the context of the season we’ve had.
For a period of about 14 years, from my teens until I went out to Italy, I became aware of weather patterns beyond the basic “four seasons”. One regular pattern was indeed an “indian summer” – a late spell of summer weather – around the September equinox. I haven’t observed it since my return from Italy, but if it gets any warmer it could fit the pattern.
Alas, it may have come too late for the blackberry season. I picked a decent batch on Friday, but the quality is the worst since the grotty season of 2004. And whatever happened to the plums?