Unfortunately, in my part of the world, umbrellas are seldom required. Our weather patterns are breaking records in every direction - hottest summer on record, hottest first month of autumn, driest winter and so on. My take on umbrellas is a little bit sombre.
The wonderful image of a farmer from another time is from Wikimedia Commons (copyright free). The news clip is from a free newspaper headline generator (recoloured). Other bits and pieces from Createwings Designs and Catherine Designs, both at After Five Designs. Please accept my apologies for not keeping up with my comments recently. I have been very busy helping two daughters and their children due to illnesses (none serious - just inconvenient). Hopefully things will be back to normal very soon.