Liz – Here in Lexington, Kentucky in contrast to last month there was torrential rain for much of last week, and flooding in the south-east of the state.
These pictures of the Golden Spirit smoke tree in my front garden were taken a week ago when I noticed the rain clouds, unusual skies and sun intermingling.
Mike – Here in Harrow, London it was the driest July on record and there still hasn’t been any rain so it’s not surprising that trees are under stress, including the sweet chestnut in the local park that I’m following.
You can see the golden-yellow tinge on the leaves where they’re starting to die back, with some already gone crisp and brown then dropped. Note also the colour of the grass below and around the tree.
As you can see the chestnuts in the spikey green casings are forming and I’m wondering what will happen to these if the dry conditions continue.
Have a good weekend, and take care!