Dawn approaching at 5:00 (BST). Sun came over the neighbour’s roof at 6:30. By 9:00 it was nearly beyond the corner of my own roof. It’s chilly out. Almost cold enough to see vapour from my breath. Tropical storm Bertha has brought an end to our toasty summer. yesterday was one of the most interesting weather days this year: frequently alternating between crisp blue sky and torrential bursts of rain. One shower lasted all of two minutes, drenching the road uphill from me, but dry where I stood. A single cloud, passing.