Woo said it would be nice if we had a thread of what we see looking from the inside out of our homes. These were my views on Sunday during our storms. The first picture is not blurry nor is the window fogged ... it is torrential rain. This is from the living room window (the only window on the rear of the house). A lovely view and it faces west so there are some fantastic sunsets to be seen filtering through the trees (mostly olive). The downside is that our property ends at the stone wall and it's a right of way between the house and it ... fortunately it is little used, ie, a couple of times a day. Also about 200 meters or so further away is the Algarve to Lisbon line. Again, fortunately there is only about one train an hour in the daytime and about two in the night, limited service on Sundays. This is from the front door as the rain was easing a bit. The one-track lane that comes down to our property is little used by vehicles, more often than not by the neighbour's tractor trundling up and down. The high winds took the shade sail down twice. We also have an orange co-operative warehouse an orchard distance away and they make noise from time to time ... no regular timings except 4-5am when they load the artic up to go to destinations unknown. Being in this area these warehouses are every couple of miles so you've always near one. We have two in sight, one either side. Being in the orchards also has it's downsides as they spray the trees regularly and it's dreadful when you have to shut the doors and windows in the heat of the summer for an hour. Saying all of the above, it's still idyllic to us and we'll stay here for a while.