It has been so hot here that there is an ongoing fire risk to the open land by our house.
This is an area that was destroyed on Monday - our house is behind the tree line towards the right.
This was a little further away but you can see the scorched line to the left of the fire engine which extended quite a way.
We're being promised thunderstorms tomorrow and maybe big enough downpours to cause flash flooding! This land is so dry though that it would take a lot of constant rain to relieve the threat.
If I was working at home right now I think I'd have to set up my office in our cellar - it's the coolest room in the house.