Today you get the dull, grey photo. And a typical local conversation:
Salut, ça va?
Oui ça va, et toi?
Ouais, il n'y a que le temps qui ne va pas!
Talking about the weather may seem banal, but it's a big subject of conversation in the countryside. Really big. I confess to being quite interested in the weather and how it dominates small talk here. If chatting about the weather were taboo in France, what could possibly replace it?