Aw, I guess that's the sort of summer I wish for. X) Though I guess I can see why you might want it alleviated with some sunny warmth! The Washington DC area used to be a swamp, so it's predictably hot and humid here in the summer, though with long droughts. It'll feel like you're walking into a sauna when you leave the house, but it won't actually rain for you. Well, until the hurricane this past weekend that knocked out our power for three days. We probably made up for the drought in one night... *shakes fist at hurricane's back* Maybe I can hope for an early fall here and a long and lingering second summer for the UK?
Heh, well, in truth, I'm not one for blazing hot summers either, but as you say, some sunny alleviation alternating with the rain and cloud would be most welcome! I sympathise with your saunas and droughts though.
Perhaps because it's a bit evocative of art nouveau and early woodcuts, which illustrated so many beautiful fairy tale books and fantasies back in the day? I feel the same way, so I'm just trying to guess. Love that sort of thing.