The wind rarely, if ever, blows from the South East. For the last five days there's been a gale blowing from that direction. Winds of 60 km/h. The old mayor says he's never known anything like it. He's up and about early watering in the shrubs he planted in the flower border . By tomorrow morning the wind will once again have dried out the soil and he'll repeat the process.
Miniature irises springing up in strange, rarely visited , parts of the garden. We certainly didn't plant them. A dozen under the fig trees at the side of the barn. Four more under the bird feeder. How in heavens name did they get there ? Could it be we've missed them in prior years ?
3D map of rvery building in the Netherlands coloured by age :https://parallel.co.uk/netherlands/#13.8/52.39694/4.94231/0/40