We took an excellently guided architectural ROM walk through Wychwood Park on the wettest day of the summer so far. There is something very beautiful about taking pictures in the rain. The monsoon-like deluge was a relief from the thick, blanket-like humidity that had been dogging us all day. Everything was lush, green, tropical and dripping. I had shelter with my pink umbrella, and a small caterpillar took shelter under a leaf (illustrated below). Wychwood, an enclave of Arts and Crafts architecture, is a beautifully maintained private neighbourhood. Oh, if only all neighbourhoods had this magnificent foliage! Sometimes it makes it challenging to see the houses through the trees, but that's a small price to pay, and I'm sure the inhabitants like it that way.