This summer was pretty strange. It wasn't as dry as this photo might led you to believe, becouse it was taken at a very dry place in the fields. There was enough rain throughout the whole summer, but we had two really heavy storms with 100km/h winds and hail. The first one destroyed the 25 year old tree in our garden, but fortunately it didn't fall on the roof of the house nearby or onto the garden, but instead on the relative empty space covered with grass right between the house and the garden. The second storm brought heavy hail, some in the size of tennis balls, which damaged almost every single roof in our village. The insurrance company is working 100%, dispatching all the agents to asses the damage. Maybe I'll upload the photo of the cracked tree later. Such heavy storms are not specific for our region or climate. I have read somewhere they appear once every 50 years. I can't imagine how horrible it must be to lose the whole house, not to mention family or friends, in only couple of minutes, like it's happening in the regions with hurricane landfalls.