Dry and hot. So hot the trees are bribing the dogs . Early in the morning a band of clouds brings a threat of rain . By ten the clouds have gone and the sky is clear. France Profonde left to the sunflowers and the crickets. The German billionaires are back . Brunhilda , their dog , dozing unconcernedly in the shade in front of the chateau gates . The Parisians with the house with the fancy ironwork are also here . It must be summer.