Everything is green.
The grass, the trees, the moss growing up the side of the garage, the aloe plant in the window sill, and even the duckweed floating around my pond next to the lily pads. It hasn't stopped raining in 5 days. Today is the first day the power has been back on in 25 hours so I could actually take a shower and wash some of the bug spray off my body and out of my hair. I planted my garden before the rain began; I am sure everything has drowned by now.
I remember reading the first book of the Twilight series when Bella spoke of how everything was green in Washington compared to Arizona. Well so is everything in Michigan. It is squashy, muddy, damp and green. Its especially fun when you go outside for five seconds and get eaten alive by mosquitoes. My least favorite part is that it is ball season. I want to play, I want to watch, and I want to be outside at the fields. I've played 3 games this season... 6 have been cancelled. My daughter plays two nights a week, 5 have been cancelled. If this is premise to how awfully hot the summer is going to be, I am screwed. This ginger is going to spontaneously (not maybe not even spontaneously) combust around mid-July.
Absolute sidebar: Today is day 229 of no smoking.