In the UK it was the driest Summer for 100 years. In Ireland it was the driest September for 55 years.

We had a good May, June and July followed by the usual bad August – but September has really made up for it.

I saw a couple of Red Admiral butterflies yesterday as I came back from the pitch and putt (yes it is still open).

We usually get a good May/June a bad July and August and a good September.

The last couple of years we have had a good July too.

Maybe next year August can be talked into being good too.

Today was supposed to be the end of it with it getting bad for the weekend. However, it seems it could be quite good again next week.

It shortens the winter when it is like this.

At last we are getting the benefits of global warming.