Later, baby boy was absolutely ecstatic to run around in a garden without a jacket on and with soft, carpety stuff beneath his shoes (proper shoes too, not boots or wellies).
But you know what it takes to make grass green, don't you? Yes - rain! Still, I went for a lovely country walk today in the rain, and smiled and waved at every car that passed. This is not lunatic behaviour but common practice around these parts; acknowledging complete strangers because they pass you in their car on a narrow country road.
At least I think it is. They might just have been laughing at me, saying: look at that loon, walking in the wind and rain, and smiling at the grass.