The photos in the last post were taken just prior to a spell of bad weather - thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain. Here's what the hail looked like in my little back yard on Sunday night.
I have only just today taken the dogs back to by the river as I feared that there would be flooding of some of the ponds, as indeed there was. To my surprise, the whole river must also have come right up on the other side and would have flowed over the grass where the dogs are running in that last photo down to the ponds, which are still very full. The ground is also sodden. The dogs don't care, though.