Took a short hike at lunch. Amazing weather. I walked for about half an hour and never broke a sweat... in August. In Arkansas. Uniformly overcast and something like 71º. I caught a whiff of a black pepper-y smell as I was walking. Some kind of plant, I expect. I'll try to find out what it is. Did you ever look at a thistle? Beautiful, intricate, spiky things. Think I'll paint some.