Man, we really are living under a showery regime. It's been pouring the past two days. Reminds me of this description of the Northern California seasons from the book I'm reading by Le Guin: "...the turn from one season to the other is less transition than reversal. A few dark-grey, pouring days when the burnt and sodden brown hills brighten suddenly into the aching, piercing green of the new grass." My backyard turned from brown to green overnight this weekend.