One thing I've noticed here is the quality of the light. I am sure Bill notices it more than I do, being a photographer who is always seeing things I don't, but even I pay attention here. There are times that I will sit and look out the window, watching how the light moves and highlights different things. It gets dark now around 11, and between 10 and 10:30, the light gets really interesting. The sky is always different with "good sunny spells" as they say in the weather reports, giving way to clouds, grey skies, possibly rain or sprinkles, and then sun again. The colors really pop. Of course, the predominant color is green--but there are so many shades of green here. When the green is a background for flowers, they really pop, too.