And there are plenty of weeks left for the weather to sort itself out. Indian summers have been wonderful here for the past few years (as well as hot Springs) so hopefully late August and all of September will bring warm days to ripen the tomatoes and enjoy a few nights out under the stars.
Mostly though I enjoy this time of year because it heralds what comes next - autumn, my favourite season. I'm not ready for it yet but summer is definitely moving on. Our swifts have already flown back to sultrier climes and the housemartins in the eaves have hatched another brood.
The combines are in the fields further south in the county (no wheat here, too hilly) and the rowan tree outside my window is thick with berries.
So time to sit back, watch the shadows lengthen and the days shorten a little, but enjoy the glory days of summer - especially if the sun shines.