"I am not sure why this summer seems so vivid, with each day somehow more beautiful than the last. I only know that is the way it feels. The days are moving as if each hour is two, and every detail – a salad, a bunch of sweet peas or box of tiny broad beans – is somehow more rich than it would normally be. It is as if the colours, sounds and scents of summer have been turned up a notch."
Sometimes my own words aren't enough.
Nigel Slater wrote the above in last week's Observer and I don't think that my feelings about this summer so far could have been summed up any more eloquently than that.