Photo: the summer of 2012
This photograph, which I took last month in Grafton Street, Dublin, summarises for me the summer of 2012. There had just been a terrible downpour of rain, and there were still some raindrops in the air. But now the sun had come through, and so you see people with umbrellas, and others in shirtsleeves.
On the whole, I suspect not many will remember this summer with any great degree of fondness. And we always manage to hope that the next one will be better.