We've had weeks and weeks of daily, heavy rains, so much that most people can not remember when there's been this kind of deluge. The rivers and creeks are running very high, inviting over-excited kayakers to take advantage of the swift running water only to find that they require helicopter rescues to retrieve them. The upside, aside from not having to worry about drought this summer, is that all the trees and plants are a brilliant green, which is rare in our area for this time of year.
Mosses and lichen are emerging everywhere, taking advantage of all the extra moisture.
The air is heavy with moisture. It collects on windows and drips from eaves and other over-hanging spots.
Wildflowers are popping up in the strangest places, taking hold in nooks and crannies.
It seems mushrooms and mosses are springing up in yards all over town, creating a soft, lush groundcover.
And though sleep comes easily when a steady rain falls on the roof and low thunder rumbles outside, most people that I've talked to are ready for a sunny, dry-spell for a while, but the ducks are loving our super wet summer.