So light posting ahead and sorry Francis, I can't agree. It is teeming with life, everything is a vibrant green. The lemon tree that I planted is showing its first fruit. The vine is abundant. The air is warm and alive with birdsong. The mountains are vividly clear now a Northerly breeze has cleared the heat haze. The sea has only a gentle rippling swell. The cold and damp of a bleak day in North Yorkshire? I suppose it has its charm, but no way does it beat this.