As the poor souls east of us dig out from tons of snow it’s begun raining here again. Sequim’s in what’s called “the rainshadow” of the Olympic Mountains. Although weather comes from many directions, the prevailing weather from the west drops much of the precipitation in the mountains before it gets to us. There’s no question that we benefit from this moderating influence. Yesterday we had about a quarter inch of rain before the newspaper reported we’ve had 1.80″ of rain so far this year. This compares to Seattle’s 5.86″. Out west, at the Pacific Coast, in Forks (yes, that Forks – land of the popular “Twilight” books and movies) they live up to the rainforest designation. Forks has had 24.25″ of rain since January 1st and will have well over 100″ before 2013 is over. I’m convinced that God invented the color green in the rainforests there, and the rainfall keeps the palette flourishing.