Spring has come in like a panthera. The snows of winter have given way to rain. Lots and lots of rain. It has rained so much and so often, in fact, that all ball games have been cancelled due to inclement weather. Thunder, lightning, and blustery winds are all common, as are occasional flash floods that turn the Western Lakes and Rivers into mucky swamps. When the sun does come out, the springtime is beautiful. The Northern Plains has been transformed into vast field of flowers by some unusual floral visitors, and a cool breeze carries the scent of nectar and pollen throughout the Weyrd. It should be a beautiful summer!