Even though it's not completely over yet, we are coming to the time of year when the rain stops. Most of the grasses that are now green will turn yellow. The threat of flood will be replaced by the threat of fire. This past winter brought the end of a five(six?) year drought. I'm always grateful with a drought is over, but I do wish the green could last longer. The western United States, especially this side of the Rockies is a dry place, albeit very beautiful in spots. But I was born in a green place as were my ancestors so it's hard not to yearn for it sometimes.