Spring finally arrived in the Northern Plains! Actually, we skipped Spring entirely this year and went right to Summer. Seriously! Two weeks ago we had high temperatures in the upper 30's and lower 40's. Less than a week later, it was in the 90's!! Fortunately, that didn't last too long, and now we're enjoying 70-degree days. People who don't live here can't understand how we can be dealing with flooding one week and wild fires the next. While I'm not a climatologist, I think it has to do with the fact that things haven't greened up yet. The snow melt ran off, we haven't had a good rain and the top soil and brush is tinder dry. We're supposed to get rain this weekend and that should help a lot.