|Old cabins in the rain with broad-tailed hummingbird|
We wanted to check an area in the Wet Mountains that seemed promising for early, lower-altitude foraging, but about half a mile along, it started to pour.
We ended up at the old lodge, watching hummingbirds dart under the eaves while we had coffee and cherry pie.
RIGHT: The large mushroom is Agaricus silvicola, I think, and if so, not edible.
Twenty years from now, whenever someone says "It's been a rainy spring," the retort will be, "This is nothing compared to 2015."
In one nearby town, the precipitation is at 209 percent of the average year-to-date figure. And the summer monsoon season is just beginning.
A double rainbow formed briefly over the lake, while anglers with inadequate rain gear walked past, heading for their cars or cabins.