Oh this is so true! At least in Barcelona it´s rarely rains. I love rain! I love heavy showers and thunderstorms and lightnings! And the best part comes after the rain, when in a still gloomy sky you can see the rainbow. And the smell, oh, this fresh, grassy smell of just passed rain (deep sigh) ... We certainly don´t get that here, in Barcelona.
I think some inspiration comes from desperation, don´t you think?
So this is my answer to this too-hot-eye-hurting-sunny weather : my GLOOMY pillow!